After PSG’s disappointing Champions League round of 16 loss to Bayern Munich, Kylian Mbappe has claimed his whole attention is still on the work at hand at PSG, even though he did imply he would be open to a move in the summer.
The 24-year-old had already been linked with a move to Real Madrid, and some notable Spanish media outlets are already urging him to join them at the Bernabeu.
Last May, Mbappe agreed to a massive new contract with PSG that would keep him with the club until 2025 and reportedly make him the highest-paid player in football. It hasn’t stopped rumors about his future, though, and it’s only going to get worse now that the team was once again eliminated early from the Champions League.
After adamantly stating that his sole focus is on helping PSG win the Ligue 1 this year, Mbappe has now spoken out about his future. When asked what the future held, he responded cryptically with “we’ll see,” although he did leave the door open for a prospective escape.
Speaking to reporters after the match, Mbappe said: “Am I thinking about my future? No, no, I’m calm. The only thing that matters to me this season is winning the championship. Afterwards, we’ll see.”
Many Spanish media outlets, notably Marca, which featured a picture of Mbappe on its front page, have already urged him to join Real Madrid. The leading headline read: “If you want to win the Champions League, you already know…” in a clear message to the Frenchman given Los Blancos’ recent success in the competition.
Defensa Central also provided their opinion, asserting that the La Liga behemoths would have keenly followed the match.
A passage from the publication reads: “Real Madrid did not take their eyes off the Champions League match between Bayern and PSG because of the important relationship between it and the future of Mbappé, still linked one way or another to the White House”.