PSG are preparing for the departure of Kylian Mbappé before the end of the transfer window and have already identified the ideal recruit to replace him.
This summer, PSG does not want to waste time with a new soap opera Kylian Mbappé. “Shocked” to learn that the French striker intends to leave for free in 2024, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi hardened his tone on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the official presentation of Luis Enrique to the press. The president of the capital club thus urged the 2018 world champion to make a decision, by “next week, these next ten days, maximum two weeks”.
“If he doesn’t want to sign (an extension), the door is open, that’s for sure. This applies to him as well as to others. I repeat, no player is bigger than the club. No one is above the club, not even me”, he asserted. Strong words that reinforce the trend of a departure from the former Monegasque before the end of the transfer window, probably to Real Madrid. Behind the scenes, Paris Saint-Germain is already preparing for this scenario by preparing its succession.
Dembele at only €50m?
According Foot Mercato, the Red and Blue have identified the replacement of “Kyky” and could set their sights on one of his teammates in selection: Ousmane Dembélé. Under contract until 2024 at FC Barcelona, the tricolor winger (26) would not cost so much since he has a release clause of 50 million euros in the event of a transfer before July 31. This would explain why the leaders are putting pressure on Kylian Mbappé to clarify his intentions.
Two obstacles could prevent the deal from going through: firstly, Barça would like to extend the lease of the former Rennais, who they bought 135 million from Dortmund in 2017; secondly, the player recently confided that he would like to stay in Catalonia. But the arrival at PSG of Luis Enrique, who greatly appreciates “Dembouz”, could change the situation and convince him to return to Ligue 1. At that price, it would certainly be a very nice move for the double champions of France in title.
In the event of the departure of Kylian Mbappé, the management of PSG checked the name of Ousmane Dembélé! 🔥
His release clause is “only” €50m until July 31 and his profile particularly appeals to Luis Enrique! 🤩
Dembélé in Paris, do you validate? 💬 pic.twitter.com/uk4EUbC1eq
— Football.fr (@football_fr) July 6, 2023