Reports emerged on Tuesday evening that Real Madrid had submitted a 160 million euro offer for Mbappe.
PSG do not consider the bid to be enough for Mbappe
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has confirmed that the club will not stand in Kylian Mbappe’s way if he wants to depart the club, but any bid from Real Madrid for the 22-year-old has to match the Parisians’ valuation. Reports emerged on Tuesday evening that Real Madrid had submitted a 160 million euro offer for Mbappe. Leonardo discussed PSG’s position on the Mbappe saga. “We do not consider the bid to be enough. I will not confirm figures, but it is around 160 million euros,” Leonardo revealed. “It is less than what we paid for him 180m euros plus add-ons, but it’s more than that. It’s the way it’s been done; it has been disrespectful.”
Kylian is the centre of the project
“We have done everything for Mbappe to stay with us, and with a week to go, we are not going to change the plan. Kylian is the centre of the project, but he is not above it. But if he stays or goes, it will always be on our terms. If he wants to leave, he will leave, but on our terms like any other player. We can’t change the plan a week before the market closes. If a player wants to go, he will go, but on our terms.” In terms of PSG’s position regarding Mbappe, Leonardo is clear that they want him to stay. “PSG’s position has always been to keep Kylian, to renew him. Always, for the last two years, the objective has been and remains the same,” he explained.
“We made him a considerable offer two months ago at the level of the top players, another even less than the last top players, but for me, this seems to me to be a strategy of Real Madrid, to have one of our players. For two years now, Madrid has been behaving in a way that is not correct, illegal, contacting his entourage, it’s unacceptable, not correct at all towards us. “And the proof of that strategy is to present an offer seven days before the end of the transfer window and one year before the end of his contract, and it seems to be a strategy to give the impression that they have tried everything.