PSG said no to a huge €220 million bid for Kylian Mbappe earlier this year.© AFP
Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) sporting director Leonardo has said that he is still angry at Real Madrid for his relentless chasing of French striker Kylian Mbappe. PSG said no to a huge €220 million bid for Mbappe earlier this year. “In Madrid, they are denying it, but I think Real Madrid have been trying to sign Mbappe as a free agent for some time. They have been talking publicly about Mbappe for two years. It should be punished. I see it as disrespectful. To Mbappe. He is not just another player, he is one of the best players in the world,” Leonardo told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“The coaches, the board, the Real Madrid players have talked about Kylian… I think it’s part of their plan. It’s not respectable,” he said.
Earlier, France striker Kylian Mbappe had revealed that after Euro 2020 ended, he received a message from the national team that he could have won if he had not been part of the team.
France was sent by Switzerland for packing through a shootout in the last-16. The side were seen as the favorites to win the tournament after bringing home the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but in the end, Italy won the European Championship.
“I’ve never taken a euro to play for the French national team and I will always play for my national team for free. Above all, I never wanted to be a problem. But from the moment I felt like I was starting To be a problem and make people think I was a problem. … I got the message, that it was my ego that lost us, that I wanted to take up too much space and without me, therefore, We could have won,” Mbappe said in an extensive interview published in L’Equipe, as reported by Goal.com.
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