According to Pochettino Kylian Mbappe didn’t tell him he wanted to leave PSG
Kylian Mbappe is inclined to move before the transfer window closes, but he could play against Reims in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
What did Pochettino say about Kylian Mbappe?
Pochettino insists France Internationale did not tell him they wanted to leave PSG amid Real Madrid’s attempts to sign the striker. Madrid returned with a second bid of € 170m plus € 10m in addition to international France after seeing the initial offer rejected by Paris Saint-Germain. Ligue 1 sporting director Leonardo stated that Kylian Mbappe expressed a desire to leave, but Mauricio Pochettino did not have the same conversation with the player.
Speaking Sunday before his side’s away game in Reims, Mauricio Pochettino spoke at a press conference when asked if Kylian Mbappe told him he wanted to leave Paris Saint-Germain, Pochettino said no, Mbappe did not tell him anything about wanting leave Paris Saint-Germain. When asked if Kylian Mbappe will play in Reims, Mauricio Pochettino replied that Mbappe is well prepared for tomorrow’s game.
According to Mauricio, the position of their president and their sports director is very clear from the situation of Kylian Mbappe in Paris Saint-Germain. Coach Paris Saint-Germain is also analyzing whether Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and new signer Messi will kick off Sunday. Pochettino added that they trained well and they will analyze the situation, they have not yet named the squad. They will certainly be part of the roster, but they don’t know yet if they will play from the start.
What will happen?
Paris Saint-Germain has demanded up to € 220 million for Kylian Mbappe, but Madrid firmly adheres to their position that they will not pay this amount. Mauricio Pochettino, along with the dressing room room, accepted that Kylian Mbappe was likely to leave. With Kylian Mbappe’s contract due to expire at the end of the season, Paris Saint-Germain will have to decide whether to risk leaving for free next summer, or to accept Madrid’s latest bid.