Kylian Mbappé’s path has been clear for some time, at least in the immediate future.
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 25, 2021
The French star of Paris Saint-Germain has made his position clear; wants to go to Real Madrid and has rejected all contract offers presented to him. The same sentiment has been echoed by the club’s sporting director and former PSG midfielder, Leonardo; The Parisian team will not stand in Mbappé’s path if he refuses to accept the Parc des Princes project.
But it was not for lack of effort from Leonardo and the club president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi. With the summer business over for Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum, Danilo Pereira and Achraf Hakimi, it is evidently clear that Parisians they are building a team to regain top spot in Ligue1, but also to finally clinch a Champions League victory.
A possible against three of Messi, Mbappé and Neymar is an absolute absurdity. And even though Mbappé is no longer the biggest name in the club with the arrival of Messi, Leonardo was adamant that the current structure still sees him as the centerpiece of the club’s goals. When speaking with RMC, Leonardo confirmed it;
“We made two important offers to Mbappé: one for the best players in the squad two months ago and one for these players very recently. We want to show him that he is an important actor, at the center of the project, but not above the project “
However, if Mbappé wants to remain determined to separate from the club, then PSG is willing to go ahead and wait for the two clubs to agree on the corresponding fee; and this is something that Leonardo was quite clear about;
“The official offer from Real Madrid is very far from what we want for Kyilian. Yes, it is around 160 million euros. It is less than what we paid for it in 2017.
We have no plans to speak to Real about Mbappé again. The deadline is August 31 at midnight. This is the transfer window: we keep it and we expand it. But we are not going to let him go for less than what we paid when we still owe money to Monaco.
We never opened the door when Kylian Mbappé left. Never. People say I want to sell and not Nasser, but Nasser or I think the same. We are at the same point. But if a player wants to LEAVE, it is on our terms.
We have NO plans to speak to Real Madrid again. Will Madrid raise the offer? I do not know. I only know what I said in relation to the attitude of Madrid. They have been working at Mbappé for two years, talking with everyone, with the family …
Real Madrid’s bet on Mbappé seems like a strategy to show that they were doing everything possible to sign Kylian and that’s it. They have been disrespectful, incorrect, illegal and unacceptable. We do NOT accept 160 million euros. If you want to go, it will be because of our conditions ”.