PSG manager Luis Enrique has returned to talk about the future of French star Kylian Mbappé, ahead of the club's Ligue 1 debut against Lorient. The Spanish manager explained: "It's not the first time this has happened, in the past the two parties had found a positive agreement.
I therefore hope that this time too they can resolve the situation in an agreement. But it is clear that I totally adhere to the philosophy explained by the president, the club is above everything and everyone. A team like ours can only be favourites, starting with Ligue 1.
It's not my way of conceiving football, my teams have to dominate and give everything for 90 or 100 minutes and I don't change. It's the first game of the season and it's normal that we won't be in top form, but from what I've seen, I know the lads are ready to give everything.
I will inform the locker room who plays only tomorrow afternoon, but I invite you to observe my choices carefully, because they are acts that reflect my opinion on the matter."
What could happen
PSG and their superstar Kylian Mbappé are in full confrontation, a story that has become chaos.
The Parisian club has returned from its summer tour and is preparing to make its league debut on Saturday at home against Lorient.The striker still trains with the reserve squad, the group of unwanted players who are not part of the first team.
Mbappé has resumed his training but is now out of the project, due to his refusal to renew his contract and go to expiry, to be released on a free transfer in 2024. The player trained with the reserve team at the Poissy training centre.According to RMC, PSG have tried to relaunch to find a solution by offering Mbappé a renewal with a guaranteed sale clause for the end of this season in the last few hours, but the attacker would have refused.
According to Rmc, he will hardly be part of the squad next Saturday against Lorient.Mbappé had until the end of July to extend his contract with PSG, which expires on 30 June 2024, but the French national striker had decided not to exercise the right.
Mbappé's intention is to stay another year in Paris and then leave on a free transfer, probably to Real Madrid. A choice that represents a huge problem for PSG.