France World Cup Winner Kimpembe Extends PSG Contract

France World Cup winner Presnel Kimpembe has signed a new contract with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

Kimpembe penned a new five-year contract until 2023 on Monday, the day of his 23rd birthday.

The PSG youth team product broke into the first team during the 2016/17 season before enjoying a breakthrough season where he started 27 league games enroute the club’s title-winning feat.

He was part of the France squad that emerged as champions at the just concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia, although Presnel Kimpembe only featured once, the last Group C game with Denmark (0-0 draw).

On his contract extension, he told the club’s website that: “I’m incredibly fortunate to be able to wear my club’s shirt and this contract extension is proof of my attachment and my recognition towards Paris Saint-Germain.”

“Thanks to my academy coaches, my various first-team coaches, and also thanks to the support of my team-mates and the fans, I have been able to remain on an upward trajectory season upon season, reaching both the first team and the French national team, with whom I was lucky enough to win the World Cup. That victory motivates me even more to achieve great things with my favourite club.

“A young player, just as a more experienced player, has everything they need to succeed at Paris Saint-Germain. It’s up to us, the players, to keep giving our all to take our club as far as possible.” He concluded.

Club president Nasser Al-Khaleifi added: “We are very happy to extend Presnel Kimpembe’s contract today (Thursday).”

“Like many of his team-mates, Presnel embodies the quality and competitiveness of our youth development.

“As well as being a player of the very highest level, Presnel is a remarkable individual with a positive attitude. His energy gives the squad strength and, on the pitch, he has proven his ability to take on great challenges more than once.

“All those who love Paris Saint-Germain were very proud to see him lift the World Cup this summer. The title of world champion is a great reward for all the work he has done up till now and a fantastic source of motivation for our future ambitions.

“By extending Presnel’s contract, we are confirming our desire to consolidate the core of our squad with experienced players and greatest of young talents, all of whom are of international standing.” He concluded.