Throughout his career, the renowned attacker has been continuously linked with a move to the Laliga giants. The rumours intensified in June when Mbappe told PSG he would not be exercising his option to extend his current contract with the Ligue 1 champions into 2024.
The widespread speculation that the forward would be sold right away after choosing not to activate his contract option made PSG accept a record-breaking 259 million offer from Al Hilal, a Saudi Pro League outfit. This is out of concern that the Parisians would lose the player for nothing as he will become a free agent by the end of the 2023/24 season.
After positive talks over his future with the team, the 24-year-old ultimately turned down that offer from Al Hilal and was reintegrated into the PSG first team in August.
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According to 90min, Mbappe cut an outraged figure when Telefoot asked him about his future when he was on international duty.
Its something I dont want to talk about, especially since I already did it in June and it took up a big part of the time with the national team, he said.
I want us to talk more about the national team, rather than me talking about something that will be resolved one day, so there will be time to talk about that.
Mbappe became Frances third all-time highest goalscorer when he plundered a hat-trick in Les Bleus resounding 14-0 victory over Gibraltar in their 2024 Euros qualifying series. He also provided a hat-trick of assists in that incredible win.
So far this season, the Frenchman has scored 15 goals in as many games across all competitions as PSG top the Ligue 1 pile with 27 points from 12 matches.
By Habeeb Kuranga
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