Arsenal legend Henry slams PSG over Mbappe contract situation with star able to discuss free transfer exit next month

THIERRY HENRY has slammed Paris Saint-Germain for not bringing an end to Kylian Mbappe's contract spectacle sooner.

Mbappe's current deal with PSG is up next summer which allows him to sign a pre-contract with a new club in January.

However, PSG have had ample time to put an end to Mbappe's contract debacle over the past few years and Henry is bemused as to why they haven't done so yet.

Instead, the Ligue 1 giants let the dispute rage on which has seen both Real Madrid and Liverpool try to lure Mbappe away from the Le Parc des Princes stadium, with the former favourites to land his signature.

But if PSG provided Mbappe with assurances that he's the future of the club which will be built around him, they could've avoided the nightmare scenario they now find themselves in, Henry believes.

Henry relayed his frustration towards PSG and their handling of the French youngster's contract situation after witnessing him sink Monaco last night with a stunning brace.

Speaking to Amazon, reported by RMC Sport, Henry fumed: "It should have been settled two years ago.

"I think that if two years ago, they had sat down with Mbappé to tell him: 'that's fine be your team, we're gonna build this team around you, you're gonna be the boss.

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"But there he really has his destiny in his hands. "This should have been fixed a long time ago!"

Rather than prioritising Mbappe's future, PSG were focused on bringing in high profile recruits such as Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum and Achraf Hakimi this summer.

Messi's arrival in Paris made it clear that Mbappe will have to wait sometime before PSG make him their main star.

The gaping gulf between the two was evident last month where Messi won the Ballon d'Or while Mbappe finished miserably in ninth spot.

Whereas at Real, the striker will be instantly revered in the Los Blancos line-up alongside France teammate Karim Benzema and Brazilian prodigy Vinicius Jr.

Benzema currently provides Real's main source of goals, thumping in 18 strikes already this season.

But at the age of 33, the veteran's no longer in the prime of his career, which gives Mbappe the chance to take up his mantle when he decides to call it a day.

However, despite the uncertainty surrounding his PSG future, Mbappe's yet to rule out staying in the French capital.

Although he was initially fuming that PSG didn't let him leave in the summer, Mbappe revealed he's currently happy at the club.

At this stage, all he could confirm is that he will be playing for a big club next season.

But whether that's with PSG or Real remains to be seen.

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