Kylian Mbappe’s relationship with current club Paris Saint Germain has completely broken down, with the French striker already looking for a way out this January according to reports.
The French star was subject to a transfer tug of war that dominated proceedings for much of last season, with Real Madrid desperate to sign him on a free transfer and PSG doing their best to keep him.
In the end, the French side won out, with Mbappe penning a new three year contract at the Parc des Princes, much to the annoyance of Los Blancos.
And, while he has not been lacklustre in the scoring charts, currently sitting joint top of the Ligue 1 golden boot race alongside teammate Neymar and Lorient’s Terrem Moffi, it is his attitude and off the pitch antics that have really caught the eye under new boss Christophe Galtier.
Taking to his Instagram story earlier in the season, Mbappe posted a picture accompanied with #PivotGang, which French outlets took as a criticism of the Frenchman being asked to play up front alone.
The situation was somewhat diffused by boss Galtier, who told reporters that “It was a reaction in the heat of the moment, after a moment of disappointment. I spoke a lot with Kylian at the start of the season and I was very attentive to his comments when he was playing for France, saying that he felt better in Les Bleus’ attacking set-up.”
“I’m trying to reassure him by finding different options. We’re very mindful about his comments and his thinking because he’s a very important player for the team”, he added.
However, as per Marca, it is already too late.
“The relationship between Kylian Mbappé and PSG is completely broken”, they claim, before adding that the striker already asked to leave just a month after signing his new deal last summer.
And PSG are willing to accept his departure, likely for an enormous fee. His next destination, though, remains unclear, with Real Madrid no longer an option. “That limit has been made very clear in the conversations: anywhere except the Santiago Bernabéu”, they add.
With the money needed for his signature, a move to England could prove his only option.