Kylian Mbappe has signed a contract extension with Paris St Germain that will keep the France striker with the Ligue 1 club until 2025, according to the French champions. “I wanted to let you know that I have decided to extend my contract with Paris Saint-Germain, which makes me extremely pleased. I am certain that I can continue to develop inside a club that provides all of the resources necessary to compete at the greatest level “According to a club release, the 23-year-old stated.
“I’m also thrilled to be able to continue playing in France, where I was born, grew up, and thrived.”
Mbappe and club president Nasser Al Khelaifi posed clutching a “Mbappe 2025” PSG jersey before the last Ligue 1 game of the season against Metz, as the fans roared when Al Khelaifi announced the news at the Parc des Princes.
The France attacker, whose contract ends on June 30, was generally expected to join Real Madrid. When his contract ended at the conclusion of the season, the 23-year-old, who burst into the limelight as a youngster and helped France win the World Cup in 2018, was due to go on a free transfer.
Mbappe joined PSG from AS Monaco in 2017 for an estimated 180 million euros, making him the world’s second-most expensive acquisition behind Neymar, who joined PSG from Barcelona for 222 million euros. Real Madrid’s offer to buy Mbappe last year was rebuffed by Paris Saint-Germain, who looked content to lose him on a free transfer this year.
According to reports last year, the Spanish champions offered PSG up to 200 million euros for the Frenchman. PSG had no intention of selling their youthful star in their pursuit of Champions League glory, but the French club came up short this season as Real Madrid made a remarkable second-leg comeback to knock them out of the tournament in the last-16.