Kylian Mbappe has dismissed any transfer rumours by confirming he will be a Paris Saint-Germain player next season. The French super star has been regularly linked with a move to Real Madrid, but he has now insisted he will be staying at PSG until at least the Olympic Games in Paris, which will be held in the summer of 2024. Mbappe has also expressed the desire to play for France at the Olympics next summer.
Asked where he sees himself playing next season, Mbappe firmly said: “At Paris Saint-Germain. I am Parisian, I have a contract and so it’s Paris Saint-Germain.” Mbappe signed a new contract with PSG last summer after many speculations that the forward would leave the club on a free transfer. He extended his contract until the summer of 2025 but even with his new contract the rumours of a move away from Paris had been growing again in recent months.
Mbappe has now made clear his future lies in Paris at this point. “I have already got to one final and a semi-final. I have been to the quarter-finals, the last 16. I have done everything but win it,” he said. “That is all I am lacking. I hope it will come as soon as possible.” After he won the World Cup with France in 2018 and reached the final at the 2022 World Cup, Mbappe has now said it is a dream to represent his county at the Olympics.
“I hope to be there. Everyone knows I have always dreamed of playing at the Olympic Games but it doesn’t depend on me,” he admitted. The forward referred to the fact that clubs are not obligated to release their players for the Olympics, as the tournament is not an official FIFA tournament. “I won’t force it because if people don’t want me to play at the Olympics that means I must not”, Mbappe added.
“The truth is that it is not part of the FIFA calendar. I have to think about my club, and my national team too because there is the Euro just before it, so it needs to be discussed. All these things need to be considered but of course it would be a dream to play at the Olympics, all the more so in Paris.”