PSG sporting director Leonardo coy over Kylian Mbappe's contract extension

Sport360 staff 18:22 10/07/2019
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Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has left Kylian Mbappe’s future in the air after he admitted he can’t make any promises regarding a contract extension.

The Frenchman’s desire for a move away from the capital is no secret and rumours linking him with a move to Real Madrid next season are continue to gather pace.

Leonardo did little to fend off speculations as he admitted that he can’t make any promises about Mbappe signing a new contract with the club.

“It’s not a question of knowing whether [his contract] is a priority or not,” Leonardo told Le Parisien.

“Mbappe is here. He’s very important for the club and there’s no debate [over his importance].

“He’s returned to training with a super-positive attitude, with a smile. He’s charismatic. People really like him and it’s important to have a player like him in your team.”

The World Cup winner’s current contract expires in three years but he could force a move to Madrid by threatening not to see it through.

“I don’t make promises,” Leonardo said when he was asked whether Mbappe would renew his contract.

“For two reasons. Firstly because I don’t represent everyone at the club and secondly because I don’t make promises without being sure I can fulfill them.

“The only thing that interests me is the present, the now.”

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