‘The Offer Was Not Sufficient From Our Point of View’ – Leonardo Opens up About Real Madrid’s Proposal for Kylian Mbappé

The Kylian Mbappé transfer saga has gone away for now. Still, once January nears, the rumors and reports will surface, considering Real Madrid can open discussions with the 22-year-old and agree to a pre-contract. 

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo spoke to Canal Plus (via Canal Supporters) about the soap opera in the final days of the summer transfer window. The Spanish club reportedly made two offers for the France international, but the Ligue 1 side turned them down. 

Leonardo stated that there was never any intention of selling Mbappé and going through this season without him. The club chief added that those within PSG weren’t exactly happy with how Real Madrid conducted themselves. 

“We never thought of doing all this without him. You know the story. Honestly, we weren’t happy with Real Madrid’s behavior. Arrive the last week of the transfer window, start negotiations for one of the best players in the world… We didn’t like it. But honestly, we never thought. The offer was not sufficient from our point of view. It was less than what we paid,” Leonardo said.

“I think we can’t organize a transfer window, organize a season, for two, three, four months, and the last week change your plans like that (…)Kylian represents the difference between the superficial and the deep. Kylian is deep. So something deep, you don’t argue like that. I don’t see Kylian Mbappé leaving at the end of this season.”

Finally, Leonardo then discussed the possibility of an extension, where he stated that he doesn’t see a future at PSG that doesn’t include Mbappé. Nonetheless, the Brazilian didn’t offer any specifics of how discussions are going, but it seems as though he seems confident on this matter. 

“We never changed our goal. Kylian’s relationship with PSG runs deep. We don’t think of another thing. I don’t think anyone sees the future without him. What if he leaves? We haven’t thought about it yet without him. I don’t see him leaving at the end of the season,” Leonardo said.

“You can’t imagine it because Kylian represents a lot of things, not just because he’s French and he’s one of the best players in the world. Everyone likes him. And the player is fabulous. And then you think of Messi, Neymar, and Kylian… that’s not something that’s for a year. It’s something we want to experience, and we’re going to try everything.”

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  1. That’s absolutely nonsence by leonardo who dld he think he was adressing real madrid in that manner all players has hls decision and choices to make mbape make his own decision clear that his dream is to play for madrid he choose los blancos sence his childwood as his dream team he also pick some los blancos legend as his idol including former real madrid legend CR7 has his menthol he didn’t extend his contract and made it clear that he want to play in spain madrid precisely back then in monaco real madrid was the favourite to sign him but his father make the decision for him to stay in france base on his educational status also looking out for him cos he’s still a teenage so leonardo and khelaifi should short up and face the reality that’s up coming due to there greed. Hala madrid

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