It’s been about a week since Kylian Mbappe opted to extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain rather than sign with Real Madrid. The 23-year-old has stated his unfinished business at PSG and needs to leave a legacy in France as to why he remained.
Nonetheless, the decision hasn’t sat well with Real Madrid supporters and defender Dani Carvajal, who spoke with ABC (via Paris Fans) and stated Mbappe was under pressure during this decision-making process, considering he would be leaving his hometown.
“The boy has been under a lot of pressure from Paris, from the sheiks, from PSG itself, and the fans like him a lot. Now, if I’m honest, when Real Madrid want you, it’s very hard to say no, and there are trains that only come once. You have to put yourself in his place,” Carvajal said.
Nonetheless, Caravajal expressed what many, whether the Spanish media members or fanbase, say that the train to join Los Blancos only comes around once, which is why so many players don’t have a tough time turning them down.
“He is French and comes from Paris. He plays for PSG, he is the best player in his country and it must be very difficult to get out of this comfort zone. But I insist, there are trains that only pass once and Madrid is above all players,” Caravajal said.
Mbappe is under contract until 2025, so it will be interesting to see if Real Madrid pursues him since he’ll only be 26-years-old when his deal with PSG expires and is in the middle of his prime years.