Mbappe: I asked to leave… and my position is clear
French star Kylian Mbappe revealed that he asked last July to leave the ranks of the French football team Paris Saint-Germain, amid a desire to include him from the Spanish side, Real Madrid, as he hoped that the French club would receive a financial return in exchange for dispensing with him.
The name of the French international, Mbappe, was linked to joining Real Madrid during the last transfer market, after entering the last year of his contract with Saint-Germain.
It was reported that Real Madrid made three offers to join the player, all of which were rejected, in July and August.
Speaking in detail about his future for the first time, Mbappe said in an interview with one of the channels that he does not intend to sign a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain. Mbappe said: I asked to leave. From the moment I didn’t want to extend the contract, I wanted the club to get paid so that they could sign a good replacement. “This club has given me a lot,” he added.
I have always been happy throughout the four years I have been here, and I still feel that way. I said it early enough for the club to react.
“I wanted everyone to come out of this situation stronger, that we split up by greeting each other, and we made a good deal and I respected that.” And I said if you don’t want me to go, I’ll stay.
It was reported that Mbappe rejected several offers to renew the contract with Paris Saint-Germain, but he denied this. Mbappe said: “People said I turned down six or seven offers to extend the contract, and that I no longer wanted to talk to Leonardo, the director of football.
This is not true at all. He added, “My position was clear. I said I wanted to leave, and I said it early.
Mbappe joined Saint-Germain from Monaco in August 2017 on loan, then signed a final contract with the club one year later, and scored 136 goals for the team in 182 matches. Mbappe, 22, did not provide the hoped-for start for the 2021/22 season, and he scored only four goals in 11 matches, knowing that he made five other goals.