Held against his will during the last transfer window, Kylian Mbappé is probably playing his last season at Paris Saint-Germain.
In a very long interview with L’Equipe, the French striker returned to his agitated transfer window and his short-term future.
Mbappé was kind enough to join Real Madrid. After several months of silence, Kylian Mbappé (22) decided to speak. And when he does things, the Paris Saint-Germain striker frankly goes there.
Pointed out for his lack of communication due to his contractual situation, since he is linked to the capital club until next June, the French striker made a serious update in a very long interview with L ‘ Team.
Mbappé wanted to arrange all the parties
In it, the main interested party confirmed his willingness to leave during the summer. But not just any old way.
“Initially, I had asked for a period of reflection. Before the Euro, I told the club that I didn’t want to extend, and after the Euro, I said that I wanted to leave.
My ambition was really that we all walk hand in hand, the seller club, the buyer club, and me. Make the best deal possible to all get out the front door.
I also wanted to give my club time to find a replacement. That everyone is happy and that I, I continue my little man on the road. Afterward, the club decided not to sell. I was OK with it. I continued to play throughout August, I was performing.
I had no problem with that, I am still in a great team and a place where I have been happy for four years ”, And to insist on his will not to go to clash. “ No, because that would have been ungrateful. It wouldn’t have been grateful to a club that welcomed me at 18 and gave me a lot for four years.
And then I always want to play, to show that I am a great player, that nothing reaches me, even a missed transfer, and that I can make the difference until the last day ”, added the former Monaco player, who quickly digested this disappointment.
“At the time, a little (disappointed, editor’s note). When your ambition is to leave, if you stay, you’re not happy. But I quickly moved on. Unfortunately, I got injured in the selection.
I got home quickly, I had time to mourn this departure while there was no match. When I came back I scored again and performed well.
” Nasser’s sentence surprised him
Mbappé wanted to clarify things concerning his relations with his superiors and on the many offers of extension that he would have refused.
“ Of course. Real made an offer. When I say that we heard a lot of things, I mean something else: we said that I had refused six or seven extension offers, but never in my life. It was said that I did not want to speak to Leonardo, whereas it was the president who wanted to take the matter into a hand.
I am told to speak with the president, I am not going to say no to him. It was said that I was planning to screw up the mess in the locker room, too: not at all, ”said the French international.
He returned in particular to a daring sentence from Nasser Al Khelaïfi, which confirmed his desire to retain him and Neymar for very long years to come, despite his contractual situation and his considered choice to leave. “ When your president says in front of the whole world that you are not going to go, and not go free …
At the time, I was a little worried, I am not going to lie to you. I said to myself: if I don’t go free, what will happen to me?
Then we take a little height and we tell ourselves that this is their way of showing their attachment. It means that the club likes me and will not let me go, ”revealed the main interested party.
K. Mbappé – ” leaving was the next logical step ”
While he was criticized for wanting to leave at the height of the Parisian project, after an XXL transfer window, Mbappé defended himself by saying that it was for him the time to pack his bags.
“ I thought my adventure was over. I wanted to find out something else. I had been in the French championship for six or seven years. I gave what I tried to give to Paris and I think I did it well.
Coming to 18 in post-training and doing everything I did, I think that was something remarkable. Afterward, everyone is free to draw the conclusions they want, but that was my assessment.
Leaving was the next logical step, ”he insisted. Despite this disappointment, the Blue hammered home that he will be professional until the last day of his contract in Paris. “ I stayed and I’m really happy.
At no point in the season will you see behavior like, “ You didn’t let me go, I’m going to take it easy. “I love football too much and I have too much respect for the club, and for me, to ease off even one match. And concerning my situation, for a month and a half, two months, we no longer discuss an extension, since I said that I wanted to leave, ”continued the third top scorer in the history of PSG.
A future far from Paris?
And now? Mbappé does not rule out anything. However, he made it clear that a departure remains a fairly high priority. “
I’ve been in football long enough now to know that the truth of yesterday is not the truth of today, nor that of tomorrow. If I had been told that Messi was going to play for PSG, I would not have believed him.
So we don’t know what can happen. We are far from it (an extension, editor’s note), since I wanted to leave this summer.
I’m not going to be the hypocrite and come and throw a bottle in the sea, like, “ Oh, I don’t know.“This summer, my ambition was clear, I wanted to leave and put the club in the best conditions to ensure my replacement. Currently, my future is not my priority.
I have already wasted a lot of energy this summer, and it was exhausting ”, finished Mbappé, who if he had left,“ it would only have been for Real ”.
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