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Kylian Mbappe Was The Notable Absentee From Ander Herrera's Birthday Party

Josh Lawless

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Kylian Mbappe Was The Notable Absentee From Ander Herrera's Birthday Party

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Kylian Mbappe was notably not in attendance for Ander Herrera's birthday bash this weekend.

The midfielder turned 32 on Saturday, the day of PSG's 4-2 win over Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes.

Many of Herrera's teammates arranged a party for him and he posted about it on social media by thanking his colleagues for coming out.


In a group picture, Herrera was joined by Sergio Rico, Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi, Danilo Pereira, Juan Bernat, Rafinha, Mauro Icardi, Marco Verratti, Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Keylor Navas, Angel Di Maria, Neymar and Leandro Paredes.

But while there were four new signings who turned up, Mbappe was nowhere to be seen.

Mbappe scored in the six-goal thriller at the weekend but was subjected to boos from his own supporters before the game.

His absence from Herrera's celebrations comes after plenty of intense speculation surrounding his future in the French capital.

Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring vs Strasbourg. Image: PA
Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring vs Strasbourg. Image: PA

Recent reports state hat the World Cup winner turned down a new six-year contract extension and has his heart set on joining Real Madrid this summer.

For a number of years now Los Blancos have heavily courted the 22-year-old, whose PSG deal expires at the end of the season.

MARCA say Mbappe has made it abundantly clear to the club that he does not intend to sign a new contract, while Spanish TV show 'El Chiringuito' claim Mbappe has requested a decisive meeting with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi this week.

Real are set to test PSG's resolve with a £100 million offer before the transfer window closes.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino said he did not hear any boos towards Mbappe prior to Saturday's game and did not say too much about the player's situation.

"I did not hear the whistles," Pochettino said.

“I am very happy with him. He's focused on what he needs to do and had a really good game. He must continue on this path.

“It is very important for us to have our supporters around us."

Topics: Football, Paris Saint-Germain, Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid, La Liga

Josh Lawless
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