According to Le Parisien, Kylian Mbappé’s absence from Paris Saint-Germain’s opening Ligue 1 match against Clermont was not down to injury, as reported at the time, but actually related to a disagreement between the Parisian striker and the club. The PSG headquarters have known since August that Kylian Mbappé’s state of mind was a ticking time bomb that could have triggered a major explosion in the future.
His absence from the first game of the Ligue 1 season in August against Clermont was not due to injury, as the official version relayed. The world champion quickly felt that the reality did not conform to the project that Nasser Al-Khelaïfi had presented to him.
Earlier today Le Parisien confirmed reports from RMC Sport that Kylian Mbappé wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain in January, with the forward said to be feeling “betrayed” by the club’s upper management.
He is said to feel betrayed by club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and the Qatari ownership, as well as Antero Henrique, who was brought back into the fold this summer to manage the club’s transfer negotiations.
According to France Bleu Mbappé reportedly told those close to him: “We made a mistake, me first and foremost.” Despite intense interest from Real Madrid, Mbappé made the decision to remain at Parc des Princes this summer. He could have joined the European champions on a free transfer, with just over a month remaining on his contract by the time he decided to renew.