There is a possibility that we will not see the ‘dream lineup’ of Lee Kang-in (22) and Kylian Mbappe (24) playing together.

According to France’s L’Equipe on June 6, PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi said at the official press conference announcing the appointment of Luis Enrique as head coach on June 5 (local time), “I am shocked to hear that Mbappe may leave PSG as a free agent next season,” adding, “Mbappe’s decision could weaken the best team in France. It’s disappointing.” “If Mbappe wants to stay, he must sign a new contract with PSG. Mbappe must decide in the next two weeks.” “We cannot give the best player in the world to another team for free. It’s impossible,” he added.스포츠토토

Mbappe’s contract with PSG runs until June 2024. There is an option for a one-year extension if both parties want it. PSG have consistently offered Mbappe a new contract, which he has rejected. According to Sky Sports, Mbappe recently sent a letter directly to PSG stating that he would not be exercising the option to extend his contract. As per the Bosman Rules, Mbappe will be able to leave the club as a free agent from January next year after negotiating with other clubs. European transfer market pundit Fabrizio Romano recently predicted a clash between the two sides, saying on social media that “PSG will not let Mbappe leave without a transfer fee”.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. /AFPBBNews=News1

Kylian Mbappe (center) attempts a shot. /AFPBBNews=News1

Neymar (left) and Kylian Mbappe. /AFPBBNews=News1
PSG spent a whopping €180 million on Mbappe in 2018 when they brought him from AS Monaco. However, without recouping a single penny, they were forced to sell Mbappe to another team. This prompted Al Khelaifi to pull out the knife. Mbappe is likely to be sold to another team this summer, regardless of his wishes.

The most likely destination is Real. Mbappe and Real were on the verge of completing a deal last year, but Mbappe changed his mind at the last minute and decided to stay at PSG. At the time, Real and Spanish fans labeled Mbappe a “traitor” for doing so. Real have long wanted Mbappe, especially with the recent departure of Karim Benzema to Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad after 14 seasons as the club’s leading striker. Mbappe’s move to Real would likely break the record for the highest transfer fee in history. The current record is €222 million for Neymar’s move from Barcelona to PSG in 2017.

Kylian Mbappe (left) and Lionel Messi. /AFPBBNews=News1

Lee Kang-in. /Photo=France’s Requiem Sant’Anna social media

PSG coach Luis Enrique (left) and president Nasser Al Khelaifi. /AFPBBNews=News1
If Mbappe leaves PSG, it will not only be a disappointment for French fans, but also for Korean fans. They won’t be able to see Mbappe play with Lee Kang-in, who is expected to move to PSG. We won’t be able to see their chemistry. Luis Enrique, who was appointed as PSG’s new coach on May 5, said, “I was told (by the club) that there could be a lot of changes in the squad. I will try to build the best squad possible. I believe in the players that PSG are trying to bring in. We will have great players,” he said, hinting at the arrival of Lee Kang-in.

Spain’s Marca recently released a ‘best 11’ for Enrique’s reign, with Mbappe and Lee appearing side by side. Mbappe is up front, with Neymar and Asensio as the flanking strikers. Behind them is Lee Kang-in, who helps support the attack. Along with Marco Verratti and Bernardo Silva, Lee forms a “triangular midfield”. Fans would love to see him play alongside Mbappe in a ‘dream lineup’. All eyes will be on Mbappe to see if he stays at PSG.

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