Kylian Mbappe has finally spoken about the Rumours linking him with a move away from PSG last summer transfer window.
It was no secret Real Madrid went all out for Kylian Mbappe last transfer window in an attempt to bring the PSG star to Santiago Bernabeu. They had three bids rejected by PSG according to rumours.
“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 confessed to RMC Sport.
“It is a club which brought me a lot. I have always been happy the four years that I spent here, and I still am. I announced it early enough that the club can turn [things] 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 don’t want me to leave, I will stay.”
Mbappe also stressed that he did not leave his request late in the window to try and force PSG’s hand, instead voicing his desire to leave early in the hope that an amicable solution could be reached.
“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,” he added. “It is not for me to judge [why PSG did not sell], but my position was clear.
“I said that I wanted to leave and I said it quite early. Me, personally, I did not appreciate too much the suggestions that I waited until the last week of August because that’s a lie. I said at the end of July that I wanted to leave.”
The players contract expires with PSG this summer and a move away from PSG is not ruled out with Real Madrid being his mostly likely destination.