As the football world keeps its eyes peeled on transfer rumours, one such story has taken a surprising turn. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the reigning French champions, have decided not to include superstar forward Kylian Mbappé in their pre-season tour of Asia.
The 23-year-old footballer, one of the sport's brightest stars, is noticeably missing from the 29-player roster set to compete in Japan.
Whispers of a Potential Move to Madrid
Mbappé's omission from the Asian tour has fueled speculation about his imminent departure from PSG.
According to L'Équipe, PSG suspect that Mbappé has already struck a deal with Real Madrid, priming him for a free move to the Spanish capital when his current contract ends next season. This suspicion has precipitated his absence from the team's preparatory games in Japan.
PSG, however, aren't prepared to let their star forward go for nothing. The club has extended an offer to Mbappé to renew his contract, which expires next summer. If he declines, the club is reportedly willing to sell him off before the closure of the summer transfer window.
The destination most frequently mentioned is, unsurprisingly, Real Madrid. The Spanish giants have long coveted the French international, who has dazzled the world with his performances since his move to PSG in 2017.
BREAKING: Kylian Mbappé has been left out of Paris Saint-Germain squad for the pre-season tour in Japan ???⚠️
Decision made by PSG tonight.
A Staggering Record and Hefty Price Tag
During his tenure with PSG, Mbappé has racked up impressive stats, playing a total of 260 matches and netting 212 goals.
His stunning performance over these years has not only established him as a PSG stalwart but also attracted the gaze of top clubs worldwide. The potential cost of securing Mbappé is a topic of intense debate. Some claim that he could leave PSG for a staggering 150 million euros.
However, considering he has only one year left on his contract with the French champions, this amount seems exorbitantly high. The coming days will be crucial for both PSG and Kylian Mbappé. Will he extend his contract, or will he pack his bags for Madrid? Only time will tell.
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