Kylian Mbappe started 2022 in style with a hat-trick as current club Paris Saint-Germain eased past Vannes OC in the Coupe de France round of 32 on Monday but as has been the case for some time now, most talk about the French superstar focuses on his future rather than his present.
The iconic No. 7 is out of contract at Parc des Princes in June and has not yet signed an extension to that deal. While he is now less than six months away from his deal expiring and officially free to listen to offers from other clubs (as of Jan. 1, 2022) ahead of a potential summer switch, no decision or pre-contract agreement is expected from the player's camp until closer to the end of this term.
Let's take a look at everything you need to know about his situation as we count down the months until he's a free agent.
Mbappe, now 23, needs no introduction. The France international is one of — if not — the biggest names in soccer and every elite club would love to have him. Formerly of AS Monaco before joining PSG initially on loan in 2017, the Bondy sensation has spent the best part of the last five years breaking records and creating new ones.
His latest treble has taken him beyond the 200 career goals mark already and he has now scored 150 of those for Les Parisiens which can only be bettered by two players: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (156) and Edinson Cavani (200). Should he stay beyond this current season, there is every chance that he will replace Cavani atop PSG's all-time scoring charts sooner rather than later and he will almost certainly be second as this campaign closes.
In Paris, Mbappe leads the attack alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar but is arguably the most productive of that trio and along with midfielder Marco Verratti and captain Marquinhos, he is the most influential member of Mauricio Pochettino's star-studded squad which has struggled to convince so far this season.