Perez Laments Mbappe’s Madrid Snub, Says French Star Has Changed
Mbappe was subject of the greatest transfer saga this summer.
Since the biggest summer transfer saga which saw French international Kylian Mbappe decide to remain at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) rather than secure a dream move to Real Madrid, president of the Spanish club Florentino Perez has spoken out for the first time after the saga.
In an interview with El Chiringuito, Perez disclosed that the World Cup winner always wanted to join Real Madrid and lamented that this “is not the Mbappe I wanted to bring, he is another one, who must have changed his dream.’’
“He changes, he is offered other things, he is pressured and he is already another footballer. There is no one at Real Madrid above the club. He is a great player, he can win more than others, but it is a collective sport and we have values and principles that we cannot change,’’ the president of the football heavyweights stated.
Mbappe’s new contract with PSG runs until 2025 and will see the Frenchman earn £650,000-per-week. The staggering deal will also see the former Monaco forward control image rights and receive a whooping £126million signing-on bonus.
Perez also lamented that the “Mbappe who was going to come here is not this one. If it is, I prefer him to stay at Paris Saint-Germain. I want the one with the dream. Impossible in three years? In three years’ time we’ll all be bald? This Mbappe is not my Mbappe.’’
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