The umpteenth European debacle of PSG, eliminated again in the round of 16 of the Champions League, will mean that the rumors about the future of its two superstars, Kylian Mbappé and Leo Messi, be constant not only in the summer, but also in the remainder of the season. For the moment, the Frenchman already left after the defeat an enigmatic “in the future, we’ll see” that makes it clear that, at least hotly, he is not clear about his continuity in Paris.
The union of two players like the French and the Argentine, the best of the recent World Cup, has not given Paris Saint-Germain the expected successes and that can lead to both parties rethinking their future, both the players and the French entity itself.
He ‘Mbappé soap opera’ threatens to repeat itself for another year. He was already on the verge of signing Real Madrid in the summer of 2017, but the then Monaco footballer chose PSG. Since then, each year the rumors about the Frenchman’s arrival at the white club have been constant, especially in the last two years.
Mbappé asked the Parisian club to accept Real Madrid’s offer in 2021, but Nasser Al-Khelaifi He flatly refused and did not accept the offer of 180 million euros. Last year, with the player already at the end of his contract, everything seemed to indicate that he would finally wear white… but Kylian, who had already said ‘yes’ to Florentino Pérez, changed his mind at the last moment and renewed until 2025.
Thus, Mbappé has two more years left on his contract, but the European bump – the sixth in a row and the fourth time in the round of 16 – may make the Frenchman rethink his future and put pressure on the club again, as he already did in 2021 to let him out.
His words after the continental elimination do nothing more than show his frustration at yet another failure and fuel doubts about his future. “I am calm, the only thing that matters to me this season is to win the League, and then, we will see“said Mbappe.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, remains on the sidelines and hasn’t made a move. The Frenchman’s change of opinion last year hurt both within the club and the fans, who would have a hard time forgiving him, but if it is Mbappé himself who takes the step, what happened last summer will end up being forgotten… even if it takes time.
He Messi’s future is even more difficult to predict. Although the Argentine looks much more comfortable than last season, the truth is that no one knows what’s going through Leo’s head, especially after winning the World Cup, his great goal.
The decision is Messi’s and only Messi’s. PSG wants him to continue – or at least wanted him before the elimination – but the Argentine has more suitors. For a start, his ex, the FC Barcelonawith whom he continues to flirt from time to time.
Joan Laporta spoke with Jorge Messithe footballer’s father, last week, but the Barca president did not want to talk this Wednesday about Leo’s possible return “out of respect for PSG and the player.”
In addition, Messi frequently receives Siren songs of the United States –They have been tempting him for months– and Saudi Arabia – they would make him the biggest contract in history of soccer– Although seen what has been seen in Qatar, it does not seem that the Argentine is yet ready for a golden retirement in Asia or America.