Paris Saint Germain’s sporting director Leonardo has expressed his dissatisfaction with Real Madrid’s persistent chase of Kylian Mbappe. He has demanded that Real Madrid be punished for their continuous efforts to acquire the French striker.
Following persistent attention from Real Madrid earlier this summer, Mbappe reportedly acknowledged that he wants to PSG. The striker’s desire to join Real Madrid has been well known. They made a proposal of around €220 million in the final hours of the summer transfer window but received no reaction from PSG.
Mbappe’s PSG contract ends next summer, and he may begin negotiating a pre-contract deal with other teams on January 1. PSG had stated that they want Mbappe to stay in Paris, despite the fact that he has been silent on his long-term plans.
Leonardo claims that Real Madrid have been trying to sign Mbappe for two years and that their efforts have disrespected him. Leonardo believes Madrid have been baiting him for the better part of two years in the hopes of landing him on a free transfer, and he thinks they should be punished for their actions.
“They [Real Madrid] refute this claim, but I believe they have been working to sign Mbappe as a free agent for quite some time. They’ve been talking publicly about Mbappe for the last two years and this should be punished. I think it’s disrespectful, Kylian is not an ordinary player, he’s one of the world’s greatest. Their coach, the board, the Real Madrid players have talked about him and I think it’s part of their plan. It’s not respectful,” said Leonardo.
The trio of Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, and Neymar is perfect
Mbappe’s contract at Paris expires in less than nine months, but Leonardo maintains that the club is sure he will be re-signed. Leonardo stated that his offensive combination with Lionel Messi and Neymar is perfect and that no replacement has been planned.
“Our plan is to extend Kylian Mbappe’s contract, nothing changed our plans. He’s a gem, he’s perfect for PSG. We have Kylian, Messi, and Neymar and we never considered PSG’s future without Mbappe,” added Leonardo.