PSG News Latest: Marquinhos, the captain of Paris Saint-Germain, expressed his desire for the club to resolve the conflict with Kylian Mbappe and have the French superstar rejoin the team for the upcoming season.
Mbappe was excluded from the squad of 29 players for the pre-season tour of Japan and South Korea due to an ongoing disagreement over his contract.
“He is an exceptional player but it is a decision that was taken over our heads, by the management,”Marquinhos told reporters in the Japanese city of Osaka.
He admitted it was a “delicate” subject.
“Even in Japan you are here with your questions,” he complained, although new coach Luis Enrique, sitting alongside the Brazilian, escaped without being asked about Mbappe.
“We always want to have top players with us and I hope a decision will be taken to allow him to be with us and help us this season,” Marquinhos added.
Mbappe has announced that he will not renew his current contract with the club owned by Qatar, which will end next year. As a result, PSG has chosen not to include him in their upcoming journey to the east.
Mbappe has expressed his desire to stay in Paris for one more year, but PSG would rather sell him during this transfer window instead of letting him leave as a free agent in 2024.
PSG’s recent actions can be seen as a way to pressure their top scorer to either sign a new contract or find another club to transfer to. This puts Luis Enrique in a difficult position as he may have to play without PSG’s leading scorer from last season until the transfer window closes in September.
Mbappe initially joined PSG from Monaco in 2017 and signed a two-year contract extension last year, with the option for a third season until 2025. However, PSG believes that Mbappe has already made an agreement with Real Madrid to join them as a free agent after the upcoming season.
There are also rumors of a significant offer from a Saudi Arabian club, although it is unlikely that Mbappe will move there. PSG, without Mbappe but with his younger brother Ethan, will be playing against Al-Nassr, the Saudi club where Cristiano Ronaldo plays, in a friendly match in Osaka on Tuesday.