The sports director of PSG has no doubts that Kylian Mbappé will stay at PSG for many years.
Kylian Mbappé is a PSG player. That hasn’t changed this summer, but it could have seen that the Bondynois prodigy had been the subject of a serious approach from Real Madrid for a transfer. His desire was to join the Spanish capital, but the Ile-de-France club opposed the release. Even if it means seeing him go free next summer, the Parisians proudly kept him in their ranks.
But, what will happen now? Strategically, it would be a mistake to let the French star perform his last months of contract and then slip away under other skies without any consideration. It seems that this is by no means the intention of the management. The idea is still to get him to sign a new lease.
Before the club’s return to the Champions League, Leonardo dwelled on the case of Mbappé in an interview with Canal +. And he made the promise that the Parisian number 7 part of the club’s long-term project. “I don’t see him leaving at the end of the season, he indicated. We never changed our goal. And Kylian’s relationship with Paris is deep. That’s why we don’t think about anything else. No one sees the PSG of the future without Kylian. How do I see PSG without him? We didn’t think about that. I don’t see him leaving. Because it represents a lot of things. And not because he’s French. It’s his way of being, everyone loves him. And the player is fabulous. And when we think of Messi, Neymar and Mbappé. It’s something we don’t want for just one year ”.
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During the transfer window, PSG gave the impression of being open to a transfer of its star player. Leonardo had even clearly stated that if there was an offer that corresponds to what the Parisian board wants for their striker then there will be the deal. Today, he ensures that this external communication did not match the real will of the club. “That Mbappé remained at PSG is the only thing that could happen,” said the right arm of Nasser Al-Khelaifi. We never thought of doing all of this without Kylian. And then, you cannot prepare a new season for 2.3 months and at the last week change your plans like that ”.
Finally, Leonardo also spoke about the proposals that arrived from Madrid. He ensures that they never reached the amounts that were quoted in the press. In addition, he did not hesitate to address a spade to those responsible for the merengue. “You know the story, honestly we were not happy with the behavior of Real, he let go. We have reached the last week of the transfer window and they have started negotiations for the best player in the world. It created a situation that we didn’t like. But we were clear about the offer they made. It was not sufficient for what we wanted. It was less than what we paid. And the last offer they talked about never came ”.