Kylian Mbappe's final year of his Paris Saint-Germain contract is at his discretion, new reports state.
The World Cup winner was heavily touted to join Real Madrid on a free transfer, with his contract in the French capital due to expire in the summer.
However, prior to a 5-0 thrashing of Metz in May, Mbappe came onto the Parc des Princes pitch and it was announced that he had signed a three-year deal.
The former Monaco man and president Nasser El-Khelaifi held up shirt which had 'Mbappe 2025' on the back, with Mbappe saying: "I am convinced that here I can continue to grow at a club that provides everything necessary to perform at the highest level".
𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐬’𝐞́𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐜𝐢— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) May 21, 2022
𝐈𝐜𝐢 𝐜’𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬
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His lucrative contract includes £650,000-a-week but while the consensus was that Mbappe had penned a three-year deal, it is apparently not the case.
L'Equipe say that it is actually only a two-year deal for Mbappe. The third year, which would take him through to 2025, is entirely optional and means Mbappe can walk out if he so desires.
He will be in the final year of his deal when this season is done and dusted, which could put effectively put PSG back in the same situation.
There was talk that Mbappe was offered the chance to be in charge of the sporting project at PSG but he has denied that and insists he is just a player.
Though his attitude has been questioned at times, Mbappe has scored nine goals in seven games in all competitions for the Ligue One leaders.
Speculation has been rife about Mbappe's relationship with teammate Neymar, who he clashed with over a penalty.
With the recent controversy. Mbappe addressed things prior to the 2-1 win over Juventus last week.
"To talk about Neymar, this is the sixth year, I think we've always had a relationship like this based on respect," he said.
“But we've always had moments like this where sometimes we've had moments that were a bit colder and moments that were a bit hotter.
“There are times, you'll see, when we're the best of friends and sometimes we don't talk so much, it's the nature of our relationship that's like that.”
Overall, Mbappe has 180 goals in 224 appearances for the Parisians since joining in 2017.
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