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Kylian Mbappé signs three-year contract with PSG

The star striker is back in Paris after rejecting Real Madrid’s bid.

Montpellier HSC v Paris Saint-Germain - Ligue 1
Kylian Mbappe of PSG during the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Montpellier HSC and Paris Saint Germain at Stade de la Mosson on May 14, 2022 in Montpellier, France.
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UPDATE: We’ve got an official announcement from the club. Mbappé is staying at PSG with a contract that runs through 2025.

UPDATE: Mbappé will sign a three-year deal with PSG and with his new deal comes power to choose the coaching staff and sporting director. Current manager Mauricio Pochettino and current sporting director Leonardo are on the way out, which means ownership has committed to Mbappé being the centerpiece of the club.

UPDATE: Mbappé has chosen to stay with PSG and will not join Real Madrid this summer, per Fabrizio Romano.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, who has long been involved in transfer rumors sending him to Real Madrid, is reportedly set to decide his next move. According to Fabrizio Romano, Mbappe has an agreement with both clubs and will now choose which one he wants to play for.

PSG rejected a bid last summer from Real Madrid for Mbappe, which carried a transfer fee north of €200 million. The French club wasn’t going to give up a chance for Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi to take the pitch together.

PSG and Real Madrid faced off in the Champions League this season, with Mbappe scoring the first two goals of the tie in what appeared to be his ascent to superstardom and the best player in the world. However, Real Madrid pulled off the stunning comeback to send PSG crashing out of Europe’s top club competition. It’s hard to know exactly what effect that had on Mbappe.

Further complicating matters for PSG is the report that Messi will be out in 2023 as he moves to Inter Miami and MLS. If that report is indeed correct, the French club will hope to retain Mbappe.