Cold reunion Mbappé-Al Khelaifi

He Mbappé’s first training session in the new sports city of psg had the reunion, long awaited, between Al Khelaïfi and the player. The images provided by the club staged the distance that currently exists between the two. Al Khelaïfi presided over the group photoflanked by Luis Campos and Luis Enrique, and showing a Sergio Rico shirt, and in one of the corners Mbappé was locatedfarther even than his brother Ethan.

The PSG squad, accompanied by Al Khelaïfi, poses with Sergio Rico's shirt in a small tribute.
The PSG squad, accompanied by Al Khelaïfi, poses with Sergio Rico’s shirt in a small tribute.psg

There was no specific meeting between the president and the player, but Al Khelaïfi addressed the entire team. “The club is bigger than anyone here, including me. And whoever does not want to play or does not respect the shield should not be. The best facilities in the world have been built, there are no more excuses. You will not miss anything. Concentrate on performing and then, let the results come, ”he said, in a very tough speech. Something that Mbappé heard out loud. It all lasted approximately 15 minutes. In keeping with the new direction taken, the tone was firm and very uncompromising.

the one of bondyin any case, He has already decided and considers that he should not give any answer to his clubsince he wants to fulfill the last year of his remaining contract and not renew until 2025. The unilateral clause that he inserted in his new contract, signed in May 2022, expires on July 31, the same day that 40 of the 80 million loyalty bonus that PSG must pay him will enter. Since the press conference to announce Luis Enrique, PSG awaits clarification from the player about his position. Al Khelaïfi’s position does not change –sale or renewal– and the key date of July 31 is getting closer.

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He also emphasized Al Khelaifi in the new energy of the signings and the coach. He did meet personally with the six new signings (Skriniar, Lucas Hernandez, Ugarte, Cher Ndour, Kang-in Lee and Asensio). Afterwards, he watched the entire team train. The entire squad, including Al Khelaïfi, made a dedication to Sergio Rico before starting training.


At the moment, no meeting between the president and Mbappé is planned, but this should take place at some point. PSG does not want the matter to be delayed, but what seems clear right now is that the forward will get on the plane that will depart, from Paris to Japan, next Saturday to play the Asian tourmore if possible after having signed a historic contract of 20 million euros in which Mbappé, along with Neymar, will be the main claim of the Japanese.

PSG, or rather Al Khelaïfi, wants a quick response from Mbappé. Qatar, despite everything, will try to renew him to the end so as not to risk losing him for free next year, a situation that can perfectly occur in the event that Bondy’s talent refuses to leave, which is his intention this summer, even with an agreement for his sale with Real Madrid. If he does not renew and leaves for free in 2024, the economic consequences could be devastating for the French entity.

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