Rather discreet for a few months, Mbappé came out of his silence and confirmed that he had asked to leave PSG at the end of July.
Silence is golden, but when the main party decides to speak, the shock wave is not very far. Discreet in the media for several months concerning his future, Kylian Mbappé came out of his silence in an interview for RMC, which will be broadcast on Tuesday but some extracts have already filtered.
The least we can say is that the French international is likely to give a smile to the Spanish media and Real Madrid, a little less to PSG. In his face-to-face with Jérôme Rothen, Mbappé admits that he had every intention of leaving the Parisian club during the summer, after rejecting extension offers.
“I asked to leave, because from the moment I did not want to extend, I wanted the club to have a transfer fee to have a quality replacement, he explains in this long interview where no subject is evaded. It’s a club that has given me a lot, I have always been happy, the four years I spent here, and I still am. I announced it early enough that the club could turn around. I wanted everyone to go out to grow up, to go out hand in hand, to make a good deal, and I respected that. I said, if you don’t want me to go, I will stay. “
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Right in his crampons, the Parisian number 7 believes that he has kept his word. Faced with the refusal of his club to sell him, he therefore resumed the season with PSG, alongside Neymar and Lionel Messi. If he assures that relations with Leonardo and President Al-Khelaïfi are still good, Kylian Mbappé admits that he did not appreciate certain outings, passing him off as a mercenary.
“People said I turned down six or seven extension offers, that I don’t want to talk to Leonardo anymore, that’s absolutely not true. I’m told ‘Kylian now you’re talking to the president.'”
“It is not for me to judge, but me, my position was clear. I said that I wanted to leave and I said it soon enough. Me, personally, I did not appreciate too much the fact of say ‘yes, he’s coming the last week of August …’ because that’s a thief. I said at the end of July that I wanted to leave. “
While the MNM is struggling to find the right osmosis on the ground, the exit of Kylian Mbappé should put some fuel on the fire. In any case, it would seem that the future of the 2018 world champion is no longer officially in the French capital in June 2022.