After endless months of suspense, Kylian Mbappe eventually extended its three-year lease with the Paris Saint Germaini.e. until 2025, on May 21, on the sidelines of the last day of the 2021-2022 Ligue 1 season. A choice that was experienced as a real betrayal by Madridwhere he was convinced of his free arrival this summer.
“I knew that Mbappé wanted to stay at PSG”
Conversely, in Paris, the outcome of the soap opera was akin to enormous relief. Even for Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, who nevertheless assured this Tuesday in the columns of Brand that he did not doubt for a moment that Kylian Mbappé would still be a Parisian player next season.
“I refused 180 million euros from Real Madrid because I knew that Mbappé wanted to stay at PSG. I know what he and his family want, they are not motivated by money. He chose to play for his city, his club, his country and for the sports project.confided the president of the Rouge et Bleu.
“Real offered him much more than us! »
During a long interview given to the Parisianalso published this Tuesday, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi this time guaranteed that Real Madrid had made a bigger offer – in financial terms – to the former Monegasque.
“For five years, I have built a special relationship with Kylian and his family,” he said. He has an amazing family. I will never forget that during our first six meetings with his parents and him, he was in Monaco at the time, they never talked to me about money. Never ! That’s why I love them so much, I admire the education he received. This year, we talked a lot, but the money only came in the last few weeks. They say he stayed for the money, but Real offered him much more than us! »
🔵 EXCLUSIVE | Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, the president of PSG, received us this Tuesday to outline the main lines of his new project
Around Kylian Mbappé, he wants players who are fully involved for the club and who will give their all on the pitch ⤵https://t.co/ZYrTRpL3m2
— The Parisian | PSG (@le_Parisien_PSG) June 21, 2022