PSG assigns Mbappe’release to train’, alleged workplace bullying.
French professional soccer’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star striker Kylian Mbappe has been forced to train with a group of “out-of-favor” players ahead of the start of the new season.
The BBC and Spain’s Marca reported on Sunday that PSG has removed Mbappe from its first-team training roster amid a row over his contract.
The move effectively removes Mbappe, the French national team ace and club symbol, from the first team as the squad enters its final warm-up ahead of the start of Ligue 1 next weekend.
PSG has assigned Mbappe to “loft group” training rather than first-team training.
The loft group is a term used in French sports to describe players who are subject to release. It’s no place for Mbappe, the top scorer at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (Golden Boot).
Mbappe’s contract with PSG runs until next summer.
PSG tried to extend his contract in an attempt to cash in, but Mbappe refused.
Mbappe has also rejected an immediate move to another club.
He “turned down” officials from Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal, who traveled to Paris with bids totaling €700 million ($987.8 million).
Mbappe is adamant that he will not extend his contract and will stay at PSG ‘as is’. He plans to sign a record deal when he becomes a free agent next year.
Mbappe’s dream destination is Real Madrid (Spain).
The battle between PSG and Mbappe, who wants to make sure he gets his fair share, has long since turned into an “emotional battle”.
Mbappe is nowhere to be seen in PSG’s promotional videos.
Mbappe was also left off the roster for PSG’s recent preseason Asian tour to Japan and Busan, South Korea.
The French soccer players’ union criticized the move, saying it amounted to “workplace harassment,” but PSG didn’t budge.
If this continues, Mbappe will miss the season opener against Lorient on Sept. 13.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is reportedly furious with Mbappe, so we don’t know how long this conflict will last.
PSG are indeed building their squad as if they will be without Mbappe for a season.
Portugal international striker Gonçalo Hamus (Benfica) is on the verge of completing a move to PSG, according to the BBC. The transfer is expected to cost 80 million euros ($115 million).
Several big clubs have been bidding for Hamus, 먹튀검증토토사이트 who raised his price tag after scoring a hat-trick against Switzerland in the round of 16 at the World Cup in Qatar.