The French international Kylian Mbappe is set to miss the 2023-24 Ligue 1 season opener for Paris Saint-Germain against Lorient, confirmed by the first team manager Luis Enrique. The 53-year-old insisted that the “club is above everything,” but, at the same time, he hoped that the former World Cup winner would resolve his dispute with the officials, to restart his football career at Parc des Princes.
Kylian Mbappe has been made to train separately from the first team of PSG due to contractual issues, since the pre-season began this summer, along with the likes of Julian Draxler, Leandro Paredes, and Gini Wijnaldum. But, in the meantime, the 24-year-old has remained adamant to finish his contract with the club, rather than joining any other team, including Real Madrid for the upcoming season.
While talking to the reporters ahead of the Lorient match at Parc des Princes, Luis Enrique opened up about the Kylian Mbappe contractual issues. He said, as per Goal.com, “I hope and wish that, just like in the past (last summer), the same thing will happen again, and that the club and the player can reach an agreement. That’s what I would like. The philosophy of this club is very clear: that the club is above everything and I share it 100 per cent.”
According to reports, PSG have let some of their players know that they are surplus to requirements at Parc des Princes while allowing them to join other clubs. The list includes big players like Neymar Jr, Juan Bernat, Renato Sanches, Hugo Ekitike, and Marco Verratti, among others.
Luis Enrique also mentioned how he is not at liberty to discuss player conversations with anyone. He was quoted as saying, ‘Conversations with players are private. I will not talk about what they have said and what I have said. My words say something but my actions say more, and the actions that I take will show my ideas.”