L’Équipe report today that according to Kylian Mbappé’s entourage, it is now impossible to mend relations with the club, not least after yesterday’s claims from Mediapart that the club had led campaigns against media outlets and players on social media using an external agency.
His team had previously said that his decision to leave just months after renewing his contract had also come for reasons with “went beyond football”, although the club’s Sporting Adviser Luís Campos has denied the reports which emerged on Tuesday afternoon.
Campos spoke with the World Cup winner on Wednesday, with the contents of the discussion yet to filter through, as the forward was in training in the morning to recover from the match against Benfica and nurse a slight ankle issue. The Portuguese director is said to understand Mbappé’s frustration, and has similar feelings himself about the changes that need to be made at the club.
The French forward’s decision to leave the club is now final, although he will wait for the situation to become clearer before directly taking a stance. In the meantime, he will continue to play as usual and leave the ongoing issues off the pitch.