Jerome Rothen urged Kylian Mbappe to clarify his contract situation at Paris Saint-Germain, with current reports of interest from Real Madrid deeming him head of the World Cup winner.
PSG wants Mbappe for next few seasons
Transfer speculation is nothing new for one of the most sought-after players in world football, but the talented 22-year-old does little to silence rumors as he continues to delay signing new terms at the Parc des Princes. Rothen isn’t convinced that the fearful frontman wants to stay put, but is keen to point out that no player is bigger than Ligue 1 title holders and will continue to thrive with or without Mbappe.
Rothen, who spent six years at PSG in his playing days, said on Mbappe: “It’s difficult. We’re not in his head and he has personal goals and desires. “Is he convinced to stay with PSG? I don’t think so, otherwise his contract would have already been renewed. “I think he felt that his future lay elsewhere. This is not criticism, he has the right to think so. I have the impression that he sometimes hides certain truths. “It feels like he’s not direct and I don’t really like that. Because it means that you are an opportunist, that your goal was to go to Real, but given the financial context of Madrid, it is no longer possible. It’s not very fair. “My message to him” will be clearer. “The club will continue with or without him.”
Everything depends on the motivation of Kylian
The French international, who has scored 116 goals for PSG in 157 appearances, has continued to play cards close to his chest when it comes to big future calls. He did not want to be drawn into the debate over a new deal in Paris, despite the fact that his current contract is due to expire in the summer of 2022. Others at the Parc des Princes said they wanted the final decision to be made, with Leonardo’s sporting director looking for a distraction saga to complete. He said: “We’ve been talking about Kylian Mbappe’s contract for a long time.”Before, it was mostly clear about our position and what we want. There, I think, we get to the point where we have to take a position and make a decision. We have a good open dialogue.”