Kylian Mbappé comes out of his silence, finally, and he confirms everything that has been said during the summer about him: he wanted to leave Paris Saint-Germain to join Real Madrid.
In an exclusive interview with Jérome Rothen in his program “Rothen S’enflamme” on RMC Sport, Kylian Mbappé whose contract expires with PSG at the end of the season claims to have requested his departure this summer. Since July! But Paris Saint-Germain refused to let Kylian Mbappe join Real Madrid.
“I asked to go and, from that moment, I didn’t want to renew,” Mbappe told Jerome Rothen for RMC Sport in an interview that will be published in full on Tuesday.
“I wanted the club to accept a transfer for me so that they could receive some money and look for a quality replacement.
“I told them early enough for the club to be able to react. My hope was that we could both benefit and find a good deal.
“I didn’t like the belief that things would be done in the final week of August. I had told the club at the end of July that I wanted to go.
“My position was clear. I said I wanted to go and I said it quite early.
“But, I respect those at the club and also told them ‘If you don’t want me to go then I will stay.”
Mbappe is happy in Paris for now
In the interview, Mbappe also insisted that he is still happy at PSG, even though he wasn’t able to depart this past summer.
“People said that I rejected six or seven offers to extend my contract or that I had stopped talking with Leonardo, but that’s not true at all,” he stated.
“I have always been happy at the club in my four years here and I still am.”
More Mbappe comments will come out
As mentioned above, the full interview will be released on Tuesday and only some excerpts have been published so far.
We can expect to hear more takes from Mbappe, then, in the very near future.