Nasser Al-Khelafi, the president of Paris Saint-Germain, has spoken on the lingering uncertainty surrounding star player Kylian Mbappé’s future at the eleventh hour of the transfer window. In an interview with RMC Sport, Al-Khelafi made comments that clarified the club’s position and their discussions with the French attacker.
Al-Khelafi praised Mbappé for his excellent abilities both on and off the pitch and reaffirmed that he is still a cherished part of the PSG team. He emphasised their fruitful continuous discussions, which even included talks with the player’s family. Despite this, Al-Khelafi declined to provide further details when asked if a contract extension may be possible, leaving the situation open-ended.
🚨 Nasser Al-Khelaïfi sur Kylian Mbappé à @RMCsport : « Kylian est un joueur du PSG. On a de très bonnes discussions avec lui, c'est un joueur magnifique, comme personne et comme professionnel. On a discuté avec le reste de sa famille. (…) Une prolongation ? Je ne veux pas…
— Hadrien Grenier (@hadrien_grenier) August 31, 2023
The issue becomes even more urgent because of the approaching transfer deadline. Al-Khelafi recognised PSG’s attempts to potentially complete a transfer for Mbappé with less than 24 hours before the window closes, though he made no promises. The club appears to be prepared to handle whatever results from these last hours of the transfer window, as suggested by the president’s remarks.
One of the most captivating stories of the summer has been the uncertainty around Mbappé’s future, with questions about whether he will stay at PSG or start a new chapter with a prestigious team.