Former World Cup Winner Petit Makes a Case on Why Mbappe Should Decline a Real Madrid Move to Stay at PSG

Former World Cup winner and French international Emmanuel Petit laid out his case on why Kylian Mbappe is better off staying at Paris Saint-Germain over a possible Real Madrid move.

With Neymar’s contract extension deal now out of the way, PSG now turns to Mbappe and whether he will elect to stay on with the club or opt for a move elsewhere. Real Madrid has been the club most linked with the French forward, although it remains to be seen whether the Spanish powerhouse plans to make a move to sign the PSG star as soon as the upcoming summer transfer window.

Petit much prefers for Mbappe to stay at PSG over a move to Real Madrid. More so, the former French midfielder sees that PSG must do what it can to prevent Mbappe from leaving for Real Madrid.

Petit spoke to RMC Sport about this upcoming transfer saga.

“He is still very young,” Petit said. “I have the impression that he did not go to the end of his story with PSG. Sincerely, it can’t end like this. I have the feeling that he can still give a lot to PSG. He will have plenty of time to go to Real Madrid afterwards.

“In the dimension that PSG wants to take, they are now part of the biggest European clubs. If you follow the policy of the biggest European clubs, you must have the best players in your squad or you must have in each position players who are among the three best in their position in the world.

“Apart from the frustration that there must be within PSG, I have the feeling that there is anger today about Mbappe waiting and not giving his answer. For me, it would be vital for PSG because in the policy they want to put in place for years, they must have the best.”

Mbappe is slated to become a free agent next year, so Real Madrid may be watching closely on what he will end up deciding regarding his PSG future.

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