Paris Saint-Germain’s club practices have sparked controversy. Despite irreconcilable differences between the parties, Paris Saint-Germain continues to use Mbappe’s image for promotion.
Mending the relationship between Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain seems difficult. On the official fan page, Paris Saint-Germain still places Mbappe’s image in the center, alongside long-time club stars like Neymar, Marquinhos, Kimbempe, and Verratti.
This move has left fans confused as it appears that Mbappe’s relationship with Paris Saint-Germain is beyond repair. Some fans expressed, “Haven’t they already had a falling out?”
Just a few days ago, Mbappe openly criticized Paris Saint-Germain as a “dismantled” team that is “unable to win.” In response, Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi made a strong statement, saying, “Then why doesn’t he just leave Paris Saint-Germain?”
Despite the strained relationship, Paris Saint-Germain continues to use Mbappe’s image for promotion. Not only Al-Khelaifi, but many Paris Saint-Germain players, including some new signings, have also expressed their discontent with the 1998-born forward.
French media revealed that Mbappe has decided not to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer. Despite potentially sitting on the bench, he will stay in Paris to fulfill his contract. The star’s objective is to receive the previously agreed loyalty bonus of 80 million euros.
Furthermore, if he joins Real Madrid as a free agent in the summer of 2024, the forward will also receive an additional signing fee of 100 million euros.
For Paris Saint-Germain, they are determined to avoid such a scenario. According to Le Parisien, Paris Saint-Germain is prepared to sell Mbappe at a reasonable price, estimated around 200 million euros. If they lose Mbappe next year, Paris Saint-Germain will come under scrutiny from UEFA as they will struggle to balance income and expenses. The club would have to pay Mbappe 120 million euros in wages and bonuses, resulting in both financial and personnel losses.