Mbappe reveals he would only leave Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid
Kylian Mbappe revealed he would only leave Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid as the forward claimed there have been no new contract discussions for two months.
Mbappe, who joined from Monaco in 2017, has become unsettled at the Parc des Princes with less than a year left on his contract and Madrid attempted to secure his services last transfer window.
Los Blancos are reported to have made three bids for the France international, the last one said to be worth up to €200 million.
However, Madris’s advances were turned down and with the arrival of Lionel Messi, Mauricio Pochettino and the PSG board were seemingly confident of keeping Mbappe for the final year of his deal.
RMC released part of an interview – which will be published in full on Tuesday – on Monday, in which Mbappe confirmed he had made his intentions to leave clear to PSG in July.
Speaking about his future to French outlet L’Equipe, the 22-year-old said he believed his time at PSG was drawing to a natural conclusion, though revealed he would only have left for Madrid.
“This summer my ambition was clear, I wanted to leave and put the club in the best circumstances to bring in my replacement,” Mbappe said.
“Right now, my future is not my priority. I’ve already wasted a lot of energy this summer, it’s draining.
“I thought that my adventure [with PSG] was over. I wanted to discover something else. I’d been in the French league six or seven years. I’ve given what I tried to at Paris and I think I’ve done it well.
“To arrive at 18 post-youth development and do everything I have, I think that’s something remarkable. Leaving was the logical next step.
“I am attached to Paris, and if I had left this summer, it would have only been for Real.”
Mbappe was also reported to have rejected a series of new contract offers, but he denied that was true as he remains content in Paris.
“I stayed and I’m really happy,” he continued.
“At no point during the season will you hear behaviour along the lines of ‘you didn’t let me leave, I’m going to take it easy.’ I have too much love for football and too much respect for the club and for myself, to take it easy even for one game.
“With regard to my situation, we haven’t been discussing a renewal for [over[ two months, since I said I wanted to leave.
“When I say that lots of things were heard, I’m talking about something else – people said that I turned down six or seven renewal offers, no way!
“People were saying that I didn’t want to talk to [sporting director] Leonardo, even though it’s the president [Nasser Al-Khelaifi] who wanted to take things over.
“When I’m told to speak with the president, I’m not going to say no. People were saying I was planning on messing around in the dressing room – again, not at all.”
Source: Soccer News
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