Emmanuel Macron says he “will try to push” for Kylian Mbappé to stay at PSG

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has said that he will try to push Kylian Mbappé (24) into remaining at Paris Saint-Germain. 

It was reported last year that Macron played a role in convincing Mbappé to sign a contract extension with PSG last year. The France captain’s deal with Les Parisiens was set to expire at the end of last season, giving him the choice of either renewing or leaving on a free transfer, almost certainly to Real Madrid.

Ultimately, Mbappé opted for the former, signing a two-year deal with the option for a further year. However, the PSG forward has informed the club’s hierarchy, through a letter, that he doesn’t intend to trigger the one-year extension, meaning he would potentially be available for free next summer. Hoping to avoid such a scenario, PSG have seemingly handed their talisman an ultimatum – extend or leave this summer. 

Mbappé has expressed a desire to see out his contract at PSG and play one more year at the Parc des Princes. Just like last year, Macron has now weighed in on the saga. Asked if he knows whether Mbappé is staying, the President of France responded, “I don’t have the scoop, but I will try and push for it.” 

GFFN Luke Entwistle

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