PSG chief Leonardo reveals French champions have ‘taken steps forward’ in talks over a new deal for star man and Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe
- World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe’s contract at PSG is set to expire in 2022
- The Frenchman has long been linked with a move away, often Real Madrid
- Talks with Mbappe have been stalling and the striker is badly out of form
- PSG chief Leonardo is confident the club are making progress on a deal
The forward’s deal with the French champions is set to expire in the summer of 2022 and the former Monaco wonderkid has stalled talks over a new contract.
Mbappe has considered an exit from PSG before and links to Real Madrid will not subside. The star spoke of being open to a ‘new project’ in 2019 before finally deciding to stay – reaching the Champions League final last term.
Talks between PSG and their star talent Kylian Mbappe over a new contract had stalled
The forward, who scored in a 3-1 away victory at Montpellier, will be out of contract in 2022
Despite speculation of a Real Madrid switch, PSG chief Leonardo insists it is all under control
While Mbappe’s admiration for Real Madrid is well known, sporting director Leonardo is convinced PSG are closing-in on an extension for the phenomenon.
‘We’re talking. We want to discuss, and he also wants to discuss. Now is also the time to come to a clearer idea of his future,’ Leonardo told Canal+ on Saturday.
‘It is going well. We have taken steps forward compared to 10, 15 days ago and we will continue.’
Mbappe has talked about leaving PSG before but the director believes they are convincing him
Mbappe bagged his first goal in four games on Saturday, scoring in injury-time to bury Montpellier’s hopes in a 3-1 Ligue 1 victory.
The Frenchman was enduring a brief slump in form, with the forward yet to open his account in the Champions League this season.
His prolific start to the 2020-21 season ensures the Frenchman is still among Europe’s most prolific scorers, with 10 goals in his nine French top-flight appearances so far.