Kylian Mbappe criticized Paris Saint-Germain for their handling of his failed transfer to join Real Madrid. He insisted on having enlightened the Parisian club of his desire to leave in July. Real Madrid prepared to spend £197m to sign the France World Cup winner in the summer, but PSG didn’t agree on a sale, despite the forward’s contract running out at the end of the season.
The 22-year-old joined PSG in 2017 in a transfer worth £165m from Monaco. He currently wants to sign another contract with the Real Madrid club at the end of July and not in the last week of August. Paris Saint-Germain gave him a lot and has always been happy during his four-year stay at Le Parc des Princes. Kylian Mbappe desires to leave early enough for Real Madrid so that the French Club can benefit financially and could get a better alternative.
According to RMC sports, Kylian Mbappe also denied what people said about him turning down six or seven offers of extension that Leonardo, the sporting director at the Parisian Club, offered him. The Paris Saint-Germain’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi negotiated with him to renew, but Kylian Mbappe’s position was clear.
Real Madrid Sets Transfer Deadline for Kylian Mbappe
Real Madrid continues to pursue the Kylian Mbappe transfer from the Parisian Club. The La Liga giants have a long-standing interest in the forward French professional footballer, dating back to his teenage years at Monaco. Real Madrid missed out on signing the 22-year-old when he joined Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco in 2017 but has seemed confident about signing him this summer.
However, Paris Saint-Germain has knocked back two bids from Los Blancos and is unhappy with the club’s contract during the summer transfer saga because they even contacted the player directly. The club is still in talks with Mbappe to extend his contract, but he appears unwilling to stay at the Le Parc des Princes.
Leonardo Nascimento de Araújo (sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain) stands by the position to keep forward at PSG and extend his contract. He also said that the club wants to prove that he is an essential player at the center of the PSG project and not above the project. However, if Kylian Mbappe wants to leave, the club is not in a position to hold him back. But he will leave on the club’s terms.
Why Does Kylian Mbappe Want to Leave the Parisian Club?
What are the reasons that have made Kylian Mbappé want to leave a PSG side with stars like Neymar Junior and Lionel Messi to join Real Madrid? He said no, despite Kylian Mbappe receiving $29 million from PSG per year to extend his contract until 2026. Money isn’t his priority, and he wants to leave as Leonardo publicly stated that one man is pushing him away from the Parisian Club more than ever, Lionel Messi.
Messi impressed Kylian Mbappe in training. However, while one might have thought he would stay more than ever to form an incredible trio with Neymar and Messi, the Argentinian arrival had the opposite effect pushing him further from the French Club because it puts him in the shadows. Already number two after the Brazilian (Neymar) and the arrival of Messi, Mbappe will become number three, and Mbappe would love to be a leader of a new club. Real Madrid will gladly make Mbappe their offensive star.
Kylian Mbappe spent four seasons at the Le Parc des Princes winning three French Ligue 1 titles, three Coupe de France titles, and three times top scorer in Ligue 1 in a row. Kylian Mbappe always dreamed of playing at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium since he was a child. Kelian Mbappe is also escaping the critics from France. He has been a target in France following his penalty miss against Switzerland, too confident, overrated, arrogant, a running man, not a soccer player, and selfish. So changing the environment from France to Spain could be suitable for letting this negative criticism get to him.
According to the Spanish press, Delphine Verhagen (Mbappe’s lawyer) convinced Mbappe that he should accept Real Madrid’s offer and reject Paris Saint-Germain’s. He might earn more money at PSG, but at Santiago Bernabéu, he can earn more through advertising deals he will sign while playing for the club.