French Champion, Paris Saint German (PSG) has rejected Madrid’s first bid of €160m (N95bn) for want away attacker, Kylian Mbappe describing it has disrespectful.
The club’s director, Leornado Araujo said that the bid is unacceptable, disrespectful, and added that they won’t hold Mbappe, if he wants to leave.
He stated this during a press conference, where he also disclosed that the club has presented an improve offer for Mbappe to keep him in Paris, but it’s left for him to decide.
The statement reads;
“Kylian Mbappé wants to join Real Madrid and we will NOT hold him back. We said NO to Madrid’s first offer, but if our conditions are met, we’ll see”.
“We made two important offers to Mbappé: one for the top players in the squad two months ago and one above these players very recently. We want to prove to him that he is an important player, at the center of the project, but not above the project”
“Real Madrid official offer is very far from what we want for Kyilian. Yes, it’s around €160m. It’s less than what we paid for him in 2017”
Recall that in 2017, the French Superstar switched AS Monaco for PSG at a fee of around €180m
“It seems like a strategy to try to get a NO from us, to show that they have tried everything and to wait for a year to get Mbappé for free. Kylian always promised he wouldn’t leave for free”
“We have no plans to talk to Real again for Mbappé. The deadline is August 31 at midnight. This is how the transfer window is: we keep him and we extend. But we’re not going to let him go for less than what we paid when we still owe Monaco money”
“We never opened the door to a departure of Kylian Mbappé. Never. People say that I want to sell and not Nasser, but me or Nasser thinks the same thing. We are on the same point. But if a player wants to LEAVE, it’s on our terms”
“We have NO plan to talk with Real Madrid again. Will Madrid raise the offer? I don’t know. I only know what I said in relation to Madrid’s attitude. They have been working on Mbappé for two years, talking to everyone, the family…”
“Real Madrid bid for Mbappé seems like a strategy to show they were trying every way to sign Kylian and that’s it. They’ve been disrespectful, incorrect, illegal and unacceptable. We’re NOT accepting €160m. If he wants to go, it will be for our conditions.”
Kylian Mbappe current contract at PSG expires in a year time, after which he can leave as a free agent if he had not extend his stay in Paris.