EXCLUSIVE: PSG 'won't mourn' Mbappe's departure as Real Madrid close in

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • 15 Feb 2024 19:20 GMT
  • 3 min read
Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Kylian Mbappe, PSG

Paris Saint-Germain will not ‘mourn’ the loss of Kylian Mbappe, with the forward said to be ‘committed’ to ensuring the club benefits financially from any potential transfer to Real Madrid, FootballTransfers has been told.

The Ligue 1 champions inform us that now they will look to hand fresh deals to some of their younger talent, including Warren Zaire-Emery, as they begin a new era without Mbappe.

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The Frenchman dropped a bombshell as news filtered through that the superstar had informed PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi of his decision to leave this summer during a conversation at the Poissy training ground two days ago.

Al Khelaif had already received a letter from Mbappe in May of the previous year, dating back to 2022, indicating his intention to depart. We are told that there is no indication about which club Mbappe will be joining, but the suspicion is that it will be Real Madrid.

The details over Mbappe’s exit are still being ironed out, with the French captain expected to honour his commitment to ensuring the club is ‘made whole’, either by passing on some of his signing on fee from a transfer to Real or by forgoing the loyalty bonuses owed to him, similar to his concession last summer. Mbappe's annual cost to PSG is a substantial €200m and the club are happy to diversify this into their side.

Kylian Mbappe is edging closer to Real Madrid
© IMAGO - Kylian Mbappe is edging closer to Real Madrid

When is Mbappe's contract up?

Had Mbappe extended his contract until 2025, PSG would have valued him at around €150m this summer.

In August 2021, PSG rejected a €220m offer for Mbappe from Real Madrid. Additionally, last summer, PSG accepted a €300m offer from Al Hilal for Mbappe, but the player declined the move.

PSG wish to embark on investing heavily into their young crop of players and feel that the future is secure. One of the next ports of call would be to extend the contract of Zaire-Emery, whose contract is up in 2025.

We understand that the news of Mbappe leaving marks a positive shift for PSG, 'with no mourning in Paris', a source close to the situation has told us. The club is finally free from the era of player power and individualism, embracing a focus on youth with the talent already at their disposal. (

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