On Wednesday, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) turned down Real Madrid’s offer of around 160 million euros ($188 million) for Kylian Mbappe, with sporting director Leonardo claiming the offer was “not enough” for a player they wanted to “keep.”
“Our position has always been to keep Kylian, to renew his contract which expires next June,” said the Brazilian to some media including AFP.
He went on to describe the Spanish club’s approach to the France World Cup winner as “disrespectful, incorrect and illegal”.
Leonardo went on to say that if the 22-year-old Mbappe“wants to leave, we will not retain him, but he will leave or stay on our terms”.
“If a player wants to leave, he will leave. The club, the project, remain above everyone,” added the Brazilian leader, addressing some media including AFP. But “we have done everything” to convince him to stay.