Jerome Rothen has called on Kylian Mbappe to supply clarity on his contract situation at Paris Saint-Germain, with ongoing reports of interest from Real Madrid considered to possess turned the top of a World Cup winner.
Transfer speculation is nothing new for one among the foremost sought-after players in world football, but a talented 22-year-old is doing little to silence the rumours as he continues to delay the signing of fresh terms at Parc des Princes. Rothen isn’t convinced that a fearsome frontman wants to remain put, but is keen to means that nobody player is greater than the Ligue 1 title holders and that they will still thrive with or without Mbappe.
Rothen: “Is he convinced to stay at PSG? I don’t think so, since otherwise his contract would have already been extended. I think he felt that his future lay elsewhere. It is not a criticism, he has the right to think like that. I have the impression that he sometimes hides certain truths.”
“It feels like he’s not being direct and I don’t like that very much. Because it means that you are an opportunist, that your goal was to go to Real Madrid, but given the financial context of Madrid, you can’t anymore. That’s not very honest.”
“My message to him is ‘be clearer’. The club will continue with or without him.”
The France international, who has hit 116 goals for PSG through 157 appearances, has continued to play cards on the brink of his chest when it involves big future calls. He has been reluctant to be drawn into a debate regarding a replacement deal in Paris, despite his current contract being thanks to expire within the summer of 2022.
Others at Parc des Princes have stated a desire for a definitive decision to be made, with sporting director Leonardo trying to find a distracting saga to be delivered to an in depth .
Mbappe isn’t the sole superstar performer to be approaching the ultimate 12 months of his current contract. Brazilian forward Neymar is during a similar situation, but Leonardo has stated his belief that two notable deals are going to be done.