PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has opened up on why he turned down Real Madrid’s mouth-watering €180m for Kylian Mbappe.
The 23-year-old France international had been widely expected to leave the Ligue 1 champions for Real at the end of the season upon the expiry of his existing deal on June 30.
But he opted to sign a new three-year contract with the Paris club. Al-Khelaifi made the claim speaking with Marca.
He said, “I have great respect for Real Madrid as a club, they’re a great club, but Kylian has never decided to renew for the money, that’s the first thing. Madrid’s offer was better than ours. He is our player and he had other clubs in England as well as Madrid, but he chose PSG and we didn’t talk to him or his family about money until the last moment. Kylian was above all interested in the project, in football and sport.