PSG Rules out the Possibility of Mbappe Joining Real Madrid
Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director, Leonardo Araujo, has ruled out the possibility of Kylian Mbappe joining Real Madrid. He also confirmed that the club has rejected Real Madrid's 160 million euros for the player. The French player has clarified that he wants to leave the Ligue 1 club.
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Leonardo confirmed this in an interview with RMC Sport, a news agency in France on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021. He said the club is not stopping Mbappe from leaving, but if he wants to, then it must be at the right fee.
He also said the club has told Mbappe more than once that he is central to the club's vision but not above the project with their offer of a new contract.
Yes, we said no verbally to Real Madrid. No one is been held back. If someone wants to leave and our conditions are met, we all will see. The offer is considered to be a far cry from what Kylian is worth today.We also owe part of this to Monaco and we consider that the bid is not sufficient.
Kylian wants to leave. It seems clear to me. If Real Madrid makes an offer, it seems clear to me. I am taking a position of which I think is clear to everyone. If he wants to leave, we are not going to hold him back, but it will be on our terms.
Kylian always promised that he would never leave the club for free. That's what he's always told us. We have no plans to talk to Real Madrid again. The deadline is August 31st at midnight. That's how the transfer window is, but we are clear about this: we want to keep him and extend his deal. But we are not going to let him go for less than what we paid for him, when we still owe Monaco money.
The 22-year-old joined PSG from Ligue 1 side, Monaco for 166 million pounds in 2017 and will be out of his contract next summer.