Paris St Germain’s Kylian Mbappe has returned to the club’s first-team squad after “very constructive and positive discussions” between the player and the club. This comes after a summer of intense speculation surrounding Mbappe’s future, with his preference being a move to Real Madrid. He had been excluded from senior training recently due to a stand-off with the club. Mbappe watched from the stands as PSG began their Ligue 1 title defense with a goalless draw against Lorient, with Neymar also absent from the matchday squad. However, PSG has now confirmed that Mbappe has rejoined first-team training.
PSG released a statement on their social channels stating, “Following very constructive and positive discussions between Paris St Germain and Kylian Mbappe before the PSG-Lorient game, the player has been reinstated into the first-team training squad this morning.” Mbappe, who had been given permission to speak with Al Hilal after they tabled a world-record bid of £259 million last month, has just one year remaining on his current contract with PSG. Although he has so far refused an extension, it has been reported that he is now considering extending until 2025, which would enable the club to sell him to Real Madrid next summer.
Mbappe, the 2018 World Cup winner and PSG’s all-time leading scorer, could be in contention for the next match against Toulouse. Head coach Luis Enrique expressed optimism that the impasse between Mbappe and the club would be resolved. He stated, “It is something that has already happened in the past and there was a positive solution before I was here. I hope and wish that, just like in the past, the same thing will happen again and that the club and the player will reach an agreement.”
This development will come as a relief to PSG fans who feared losing their star player. Mbappe’s talent and goal-scoring ability have been pivotal to the team’s success in recent years. Reintegrating him into the squad will strengthen their chances of reclaiming the Ligue 1 title and making a strong impression in other competitions.
The negotiations and discussions that led to Mbappe’s return have been described as “very constructive and positive.” This suggests that both parties have found common ground and are willing to work toward a resolution. While a contract extension for Mbappe would secure his future at PSG, it could also provide the club with an opportunity to receive a substantial transfer fee from Real Madrid next summer.
Overall, Mbappe’s return is a positive development for PSG and their fans. It demonstrates the club’s commitment to keeping their star player and their ambition to continue competing at the highest level. With Mbappe back in the team, PSG will be eager to prove their title credentials and achieve success in the upcoming season.