Kylian Mbappé has signed a new three-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
Athleticism reported on Friday that PSG have tabled an offer for Mbappe, two years short of the previous deal they offered.
The French champions and the player broke the news of the deal in front of their fans at the Parc des Princes ahead of their final Ligue 1 game of the season against Metz on Saturday night.
Speaking on the announcement, Mbappe said: “I’m really happy to continue the adventure here at Paris Saint-Germain. To stay in Paris, my city.
“I hope I will continue doing my favorite thing with all of you and winning titles together. Thank you very much.”
Mbappe’s contract with PSG was due to expire in June, and it was reported on Monday that he has agreed personal terms with Real Madrid ahead of a possible free transfer.
However, PSG were still trying to convince Mbappe to change his mind and he hadn’t signed any documents with Real yet.
PSG sources have insisted Athleticism that Real’s confidence that he would move to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer was misplaced.
PSG’s new offer emphasized that Mbappe was the centerpiece of the club’s brand as a Paris-born player. He has now chosen to sign and stay at the Parc des Princes.
Mbappe had been at the center of a transfer saga last summer, when Real made two offers for the striker. Both were rejected, although Mbappe later confirmed he had asked to leave PSG.
The French international is considered one of the best strikers in Europe. He scored 168 goals in 216 games for PSG, having joined them in 2017 from Monaco, the club he made his senior debut with.
Mbappe won the World Cup with France in 2018 and the Nations League in 2021. He has also won Ligue 1, France’s top flight, five times since his appearance at Monaco.
On an individual level, he was named Ligue 1 Player of the Year three times, named the Champions League Team of the Season three times and named the best young player at the 2018 World Cup.
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