Inside PSG's dressing room after Mbappe announces new deal with team-mates clueless moments before kick-off



Posted Monday, May 23, 2022 by Thesun.co.uk

KYLIAN MBAPPE received a standing ovation and was hugged by his stunned Paris Saint-Germain team-mates after announcing his contract extension.

The striker, 23, was presented to his adoring fans before kick-off against Metz at the Parc des Princes last night.

Inside PSG's dressing room after Mbappe announces new deal with team-mates clueless moments before kick-off
Kylian Mbappe's team-mates were left stunned after his new contract was announcedCredit: Instagram @psg

Inside PSG's dressing room after Mbappe announces new deal with team-mates clueless moments before kick-off
He received a standing ovation and emotional embrace from the squad before going on to score a hat-trickCredit: Instagram @psg

He and PSG chief Nasser Al Khelaifi then made the announcement on the pitch that his main man had snubbed a free transfer to Real Madrid in order to sign an extension as the star held up a shirt with his name and the number 2025 on the back.

That was after he had put pen to paper on a staggering new three-year contract worth a whopping £500million in total.

That includes a £250m signing-on fee bonus plus £1.6m per WEEK after tax - which left fuming LaLIga blasting the U-turn as "scandalous" and filing a complaint to Uefa about PSG "attacking the stability of football".

And you could see the delight after the news as Mbappe entered the dressing room.

As his team-mates applauded, he made his way around the locker room and embraced each member of the squad and staff as they continued to cheer.

Mbappe then toasted the perfect day by scoring a special hat-trick as PSG thumped Metz 5-0.

His team-mate Ander Herrera revealed that the rest of the squad had been kept in the dark over Mbappe's decision, saying: "The PSG dressing room found out at the same time as the rest of the world.

"I don't know if [Mbappe] told Achraf [Hakimi] or someone close to him, but I had no idea.

"After lunch we started to see all the news that was coming out in Spain, friends write to you.

"We thought that something was going to be said later.

"Then, in the stadium, when he wasn't in the dressing room and there was something set up on the pitch, it surprised us.

"I think the club did it very well. Let's enjoy Kylian for the coming years."

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