When Paris Saint-Germain crashed out of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 against Real Madrid, it seemed as though Kylian Mbappe would depart the French capital months later. Instead, however, the 23-year-old shocked the football world with his decision.
Mbappe said no, thank you, to the Spanish club. It’s a decision that surprised many, including former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger but added that it was a welcomed shock. Nonetheless, Wenger continued to say that PSG couldn’t afford to lose their superstar.
“Say that Paris Saint-Germain could not afford to lose him. And so it was. Of course, they did fight until the end. But as well, it looks like there is a personal fight between Paris Saint Germain and Real Madrid on that front,” Wenger said on beIN Sports.
“That relation is not at the best, and for them, it looks like there was a moment of pride as well for Paris Saint-Germain. It is a relief here in Paris, but overall, I must say as well as a surprise, a pleasant one, but it is a surprise.”
"PSG could not afford to lose him!"
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