The French striker, who will lead the defense of the World Cup trophy later this year, Le Bleu, was expected to join Madrid for a free shuttle.
He had literal weeks of contract left, and he hesitated to announce his plans.
For some it was perceived as a pretense to avoid the awkward last weeks in Paris, but Mbape pondered what the right move would be and decided it was best to stay in the French capital. He signed until 2025, agreeing to be considered one of the most lucrative contracts in football history.
On Sunday (AEST) he said: “I would like to announce that I have decided to extend my contract with Paris Saint-Germain, and of course I am very happy.
“I am convinced that here I can continue to grow in a club that provides everything I need to perform at the highest level. I am also happy to continue playing in France, the country where I was born, where I grew up and where I made my name.”
He thanked Nasser Al-Khelaifi, praising the PSG president “for his trust, understanding and patience”.
These comments came as La Liga leader Javier Thabas has launched an attack on PSG’s business practices led by Al-Khelaifi, the Spanish league is demanding that UEFA as well as French and European Union officials investigate the club’s affairs.
Mbape will leave such issues for discussion to others. His job is to score goals, and few do it better. He scored a hat-trick in PSG’s last game in the Ligue 1 season, and the announcement of his new deal came minutes before the start.
This was typical of the 23-year-old player, who was recognized as a player of the season in League 1 for three consecutive seasons.
“I would also like to thank all the Paris Saint-Germain fans, both in France and around the world, for their support, especially in recent months,” Mbape said. “Together, side by side and ambitious, we will make magic in Paris.”
The goal for PSG is to win the UEFA Champions League. This season it was the Ligue 1 champion, but Madrid knocked him out of the UEFA Champions League in the 1/8 finals, despite Mbape scoring a goal in home and away matches.
It was a blow that could mean head coach Mauricio Pachettino is quickly giving way to the next man to take on the challenge of knowing that European supremacy is the end of everything, and Zinedine Zidane is reportedly set to replace former Tottenham Hotspur. Boss Hotspur.
Al-Khelaifi has defended PSG from criticism for past spending and is expected to reject recent allegations by Thabas and La Liga.
“Killian’s dedication to PSG is an amazing milestone in the history of our club and a great moment for our fans around the world,” Al-Khalaifi said in a statement.
“Since Killian joined our family, he has achieved greatness by years on every stage. By joining PSG, he will be the foundation of our club’s future both on and off the field.
“I am incredibly proud and very happy – for Killian, for our fans and for our entire PSG family around the world – that we will continue our wonderful journey together. For our fans and our club, the greatest sections of our future lie ahead.”