Kylian Mbappe Set to Make U-Turn Over Signing New Contract With PSG, Says French Journalist
13:56 GMT 05.04.2022 (Updated: 14:17 GMT 05.04.2022)
For the past year, Kylian Mbappe's transfer saga has undergone several twists and turns. However, the biggest surprise could still be under wraps.
Kylian Mbappe's confusing indecision over signing a new contract with his present employers, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), is set to end soon with the World Cup winner agreeing to extend his stay at the Parc des Princes, a noted French journalist has claimed.
Daniel Riolo is no stranger to predicting transfers of major football stars around the world.
"[PSG president Nasser] Al-Khelaifi's only interest is knowing what Kylian [Mbappe] will do," Riolo told French radio station RMC in a recent interview.
"No one will believe me, but [his new contract] will be announced in May and he will stay."
Riolo's remarks come days after Mbappe himself said that he had nothing to hide when he was asked about his future with the Ligue 1 table toppers.
"I haven't made the decision, but there are new elements, a fair amount of factors to take into account," the 23-year-old French footballer, who scored a brace of goals in PSG's 5-1 demolition of Lorient on Sunday, said after the win.
Despite Riolo's shocking claim, according to Spanish sports website Marca.com, Real Madrid remain confident about getting Mbappe to sign on the dotted line in the next two months.
Should he join the 13-time Champions League winners ahead of the 2022-23 season, he will finally realise his long cherished dream of playing for Los Blancos.