And one day the truth came out and Kylian Mbappe told the world what many thought, he wanted to join Real Madrid. All last season, the 22-year-old PSG attacker was the subject of transfer rumors to the Madrid side, with reports that Mbappe went as far as buying a house in Spain.
Now Mbappe spoke to RMC Sport and told his side of the story, "I asked to leave, because from the moment I did not want to extend, I wanted the club to have a transfer fee to have a quality replacement," Mbappe’s transfer fee to join Real Madrid was a reported $200 million, but PSG did not pull the trigger and Mbappe stayed to play with Lionel Messi and Neymar.
That partnership at the moment has not produced what millions of fans have expected, as only Mbappe has numbers that reflect his world star status with 4 goals in 9 games, Neymar has 1 in 5 games, and Messi 0 in 3 games. Here is more from Kylian Mbappe’s interview with RMC Sport.
Kylian Mbappe wanted to go to Real Madrid
Kylian Mbappe also mentioned to RMC Sport,”It is a club which brought me a lot. I have always been happy the four years that I spent here, and I still am. I announced it early enough that the club can turn [things] around. I wanted everyone to go out to grow up, to go out hand in hand, to make a good deal, and I respected that...I said, if you don't don't want me to leave, I will stay."
"People said I turned down six or seven extension offers, that I don't want to talk to Leonardo anymore, that's absolutely not true," he added. "It is not for me to judge [why PSG did not sell], but my position was clear...I said that I wanted to leave, and I said it quite early. Me, personally, I did not appreciate too much the suggestions that I waited until the last week of August because that's a lie. I said at the end of July that I wanted to leave."
Up next for Mbappe, its French national team action, and things for PSG are firm as the team is in first place, and the main objective is the Champions League of which Messi scored his first goal for the club and they also sit in first place in their group.