With more clarity being shed on the much-anticipated transfer, Kylian Mbappe confirms PSG exit request was made via RMC Sports. A move to Real Madrid did not happen despite them making an enormous bid.
Kylian Mbappe was the saga of the summer transfer window as his move to Real Madrid was edging closer. He did not extend his contract and had shown the desire to move to his dream club. Despite getting a bid of €200m from Los Blancos, PSG did not entertain it as they kept their hope on extending his contract this season.
And it was obvious how troubled he was after the season started. He has failed to perform at his best and is growing unsettled day by day. Contract renewal is now looking out of the question with Mbappe openly mentioning what had happened during the summer. Real Madrid will be attempting again in January despite knowing that he will be available for free next summer such is their desire to capture the players’ signature.
Mbappe Confirms PSG Exit Request and Was Close to Leaving This Summer
The Frenchman Says he Would Only Leave For Real Madrid
Kylian Mbappe, just like most players, wants to fulfill his dream of playing for the best club in the world. It was apparent that he would be joining the La Liga giants one day or the other. But PSG were trying their best to keep hold of him for longer.
Joining the Ligue 1 side at the age of 18, Mbappe had signed a five year contract with the club. His brilliance at the young age had convinced Madrid that he was worth pursuing. Madrid made some promising bids, but PSG were not entertaining it but they are still optimistic about securing a new deal for the player and are working hard on that.
Kylian Mbappe finally broke his silence while speaking to RMC Sports about the situation saying;
“I asked to leave, because from the moment where I did not want to extend, I wanted for the club to receive a transfer fee so that they could bring in a quality replacement.
This club has given me a lot, I have always been happy, the 4 years I have had here, and I still am. I said it early enough so that the club could react.
I wanted everyone to come out of this stronger, that we leave hand in hand, to have a good deal and I respected that. And I said, if you don’t want me to go, I will stay.”
When asked about a potential future destination, Mbappe replied; “
”If I had left this summer, it would have only been for Real.”
Kylian Mbappe Confirms Feud With Neymar
Last month, PSG enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 win Montpellier in Ligue 1. However, an incident occurred during this match that has been talked on for a while. After getting substituted, Mbappe was seen calling his teammate Neymar a ‘tramp’ for not passing the ball to him.
Speaking in an interview with L’Equipe, Mbappe confirms to having called him that, and he also mentioned that they had resolved that problem. He said;
“Yes, yes, I said it. Now these are things which happen all the time in football. It just needs to be something that doesn’t linger. That’s why, right after, given how it blew up, I spoke to him about it.”
He further added that he will keep exchanging words with Neymar like this because it motivates them to perform better and there are no hard feeling connected to it.
The Striker Planned on Taking a Break From International Duties
Euro 2020 was not a happy outing for Mbappe. He had one of the worst international outings and to make things worse, it was his penalty miss that prevented France from progressing to the semi-finals.
The 22-year-old forward admitted that it was the lowest point in his career and felt bad for what happened. He took responsibility for missing the penalty. However, he mentioned that he would have appreciated more support from his teammates when being racially abused after the incident. He said in the interview;
“But from the moment where I felt like that I was starting to become a problem and that people felt I was a problem… I received the message, that my ego was what made us lose, that I wanted to take up too much space, and that without me, therefore, we might have won.
“The most important thing is the French national team and if the French national team is happier without me, [I’ll go].
“I met with the president (Noel Le Graet) and we talked about it. What I went to complain to him about was that I was insulted and called a ‘monkey’ for missing a penalty. That is not the same thing. I will never complain about a penalty. The penalty, I was the one who missed it.”
He further added by saying that he has put all the drama behind him and loves the French national team as much as ever.
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