Mbappe’s transfer future examined as Champions League contract clause comes to light

If Paris Saint-Germain wins the Champions League, Kylian Mbappe’s contract will be automatically extended by another year.

Last May, the striker signed a new contract at the Parc des Princes that would keep him there through the summer of 2024, though the player has the option of extending it for an additional year. However, if the club wins a European championship, that will be automatically extended to 2025.

After refusing to express his happiness at the club, Mbappe finally made clear his destiny in the French city. “For now, a second World Cup,” the French international remarked in November when probed over his apparent transfer desire. “After that,” I’m not sure.

The attacker, however, stated to reporters on Saturday: “Playing here is a privilege for me. Being at PSG is unique for me because I’m from Paris. I came here when I was young, and since then, both on and off the field, I’ve matured considerably.”

According to L’Equipe, which was obtained through Mundo Deportivo, Mbappe’s contract with the club last summer featured the odd condition that would extend his stay through 2025 if the club won the Champions League. PSG has never before in their history won the competition.

Mbappe will have to decide whether he wants to extend his contract until 2025 if PSG does not win a European championship this season, the report continues. If the striker exercised the option, the club would be required to pay €100,000,000 in accordance with their contract.

Mbappe has become PSG’s all-time record goalscorer

Mbappe netted in the Ligue 1 win over Nantes, making him PSG’s all-time record goal scorer with 201 goals, surpassing Edinson Cavani. It came ahead of a potentially season-defining Champions League clash against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

He added: “Have I saved goals 202, 203 and 204 for Wednesday? Yes, I hope so! We travel with the intention of winning and qualifying. We must go with the determination and confidence that we will progress through to the quarters.”

When asked if his future was linked to PSG’s progress in the competition, he responded: “I don’t think so. If I linked my future to the Champions League, and I don’t want to disrespect the club, I would have gone very far! I am here and I am very happy, and for the moment I’m not thinking about anything other than making PSG happy.”

Mbappe finally achieves PSG goal that forced Real Madrid to transfer U-turn

Kylian Mbappe became Paris Saint-Germain’s record scorer on Saturday night by bagging his 201st goal for the Ligue 1 champions.

The France international, 24, signed a new deal at PSG last year – turning down the chance to join Real Madrid. It is believed to have been one of the motivations behind his contract extension was to break Edinson Cavani’s scoring record for the club – a feat he has now achieved.

Mbappe made history during PSG’s 4-2 victory against Nantes. The World Cup winner scored in added time to write his name even more firmly into the club’s history books and send Christophe Galtier’s side 11 points clear of Marseille in second at the top of Ligue 1.

Mbappe broke the record with a clinical finish. PSG youngster Timothee Pembele won possession high up the pitch and produced a low cross into the feet of Mbappe. The forward took a touch with his right foot, turned and swept the ball home with his left.

“It’s a priviledge to play for Paris Saint-Germain,” said Mbappe at full-time. “It’s special to be a PSG player, as this is my city. I’m here to write history – In France, in the capital, in my country, in my city. It’s beautiful – but I want also collective [team] achievements.”

PSG handed a special ‘201’ trophy to Mbappe after the game to mark his achievement. He is now ahead of Cavani (200 goals), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (156), Neymar (118) and Portuguese forward Pauleta (109) in PSG’s scoring charts. He only turned 24 in December.

Kylian Mbappe was awarded with a trophy after achieving the feat

The Frenchman joined PSG, initially on loan, from Ligue 1 rivals Monaco in the summer of 2017. He’s been prolific ever since that transfer – reaching his latest landmark in just 247 games. In comparison, Cavani played 301 games for the Parisian club.

Mbappe was tipped to leave PSG for Real when his previous contract was due to expire last June. Yet he completed a transfer U-turn – just weeks before the summer window.

Mbappe’s current deal is due to expire in June 2025, although it is believed he can leave PSG on a free transfer in 14 months’ time thanks to a clause in the paperwork. After his latest feat, there is little left for the 2017 Golden Boy winner to achieve in Paris.