Over the latter stages of the recent summer transfer window, Kylian Mbappe was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid. Paris Saint-Germain simply refused to sell the forward, but this did not stop such rumors from pilling on by the day.
National team managers are always keeping a close eye on their players, especially when they are linked with moves during transfer windows. But for French national team manager Didier Deschamps, he is not much concerned with Mbappe’s club future.
In speaking to the Italian-based outlet Repubblica, Deschamps offered his perspective on Mbappe’s development as of late, along with the rumors linking him with Real Madrid.
“At 22 years old, he has already played 50 games in the national team, without considering the goals and assists, can you imagine?” Deschamps said. “The problem is that he was immediately great, arousing such high expectations that it seems he never maintains them. But he is one of those few players in the world who do not need others, because he can make the difference on his own.
“Despite this, he knows that he too depends on an organization. He went to the Euro with good intentions, but in the end, he didn’t find the goal even though he was involved in all the key actions. He is a world apart, he has accustomed everyone too well. He always has to do more, it’s never enough.
“For me, whether he plays in [Real] Madrid or Paris changes nothing. Now the choice is his and if the choices are good you only know afterwards.
Mbappe fueled the rumors surrounding a possible move to Real Madrid over the past week, when he confirmed that he indeed aimed to leave the French powerhouse during the recent summer transfer window.
For now, Mbappe sure is much focused on leading PSG to triumph in all competitions this season.