- Real Madrid made two mega-money offers for Kylian Mbappe in the summer
- PSG did not reply to him but the striker did not extend his deal
- The 22-year-old is available on free transfer at the end of the current season
- But Euro 2020. Mbappe wanted to leave after returning to the club after
Kylian Mbappe has confirmed he was asked to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of July after his failed mega-money summer move to Real Madrid.
The Spanish giants made an offer of £137million and £154m for the France international, to which PSG owners also did not respond.
The 22-year-old has entered the final 12 months of his deal at Parc des Princes and is therefore available on a free transfer at the end of the season after refusing to agree to new terms.
Kylian Mbappe confirms he was asked to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of July
PSG president Nasser Al Khelafi (right) did not respond to Real Madrid’s two summer bids for Mbappe
but speaking French Outlet RMC Sport, Mbappe confirmed that he really wanted to leave in the middle of the summer, just to give the Ligue 1 giants time to source a replacement.
“I asked to leave, because from the moment I didn’t want to extend, I wanted the club to pay a transfer fee for a quality replacement,” Mbappe said.
‘It’s a club that gave me so much, I’ve always been happy, four years that I spent here, and I still am.
‘I had announced long ago that the club could turn around. I wanted everyone to grow up to come out, hand in hand, make a good deal, and I respected that. I said, “If you don’t want me to go, I will.”
Mbappe tells Mauricio Pochettino and co he wants to leave after returning from Euro
Leonardo (second from right) accuses Real Madrid of ‘illegal and abusive behaviour’
The France star, however, denied that he had turned down multiple extension offers and hit back furiously at the suggestion that he only attempted to move to LaLiga in the final week of the transfer window.
PSG sporting director Leonardo accused the 13-time European champions of ‘illegal and abusive behaviour’ after his first bid, and added the proposal ‘seems like a tactic from Real to tell us ‘no’ and then To say that he did everything to get her before he got her for free.’
However, Mbappe instead claimed he asked him to leave after returning to the club at the end of July after an extended leave to play for his country at Euro 2020.
‘People said I turned down six or seven extension offers that I don’t want to talk to’ [sporting director] Leonardo anymore, this is absolutely not true.’
But asked whether club president Nasser al-Khelaifi had negotiated a deal with Brazil because of his shortcomings in agreeing to a deal, Mbappe said: ‘It is not for me to judge, but for me, my The situation is clear.
But Mbappe offered a furious response to his bosses, saying he wanted to leave before the final week.
Carlo Ancelotti, 22, is expected to join the men on a free transfer next summer
‘I said I wanted to leave and I said it long ago. I didn’t appreciate the idea of ”Yeah, he came in the last week of August…” because it sounds like a thief to me. I said I wanted to leave at the end of July.
Mbappe was Madrid’s top priority during Zinedine Zidane’s tenure and the objective remains the same under new boss Carlo Ancelotti, and reports have suggested he may be looking into a loan move for Edinson Cavani in January as a stop gap. can.
The 2018 World Cup winner is also eager to make the move and is widely expected to join Los Blancos at the end of his contract in the summer.
Despite becoming a free agent in 2022, Real Madrid made several attempts to sign Mbappe over the summer.
And fellow Frenchman Karim Benzema said earlier this month that it was just ‘a matter of time’ before Mbappe was signed on the dotted line for Madrid.
Karim Benzema says it is ‘just a matter of time’ before Kylian Mbappe signs for Real Madrid
‘ He himself said. He wants to see something else,’ Benzema told French outlet L’Equipe.
‘Someday he will play for Real Madrid. I don’t know when But will come it’s just a matter of time.’
Mbappe joined PSG in 2017 on an initial loan deal, before converting to a £165m permanent transfer the following year.
He has scored 136 goals in 182 appearances for the Ligue 1 side, and has scored four league goals in nine appearances so far in this tenure.