PSG chief Leonardo explains why Real Madrid’s Kylian Mbappe offer was rejected

Paris Saint-Germain chief Leonardo has broken his silence on the Kylian Mbappe transfer saga.

Real Madrid made a late move for Mbappe during the summer transfer window, seeing a late bid rejected by PSG despite the French club facing the prospect of the striker losing for free next summer.

The striker is yet to sign a contract extension and his current deal will expire in the summer of 2022, offering Los Blancos a chance to sign him for nothing.

Despite that, Real Madrid tried to sign Mbappe a year early, offering far more than €100million in a bid to convince PSG.

But the Ligue 1 club stood firm, not fazed by the prospect of losing Mbappe for nothing, swiftly rejecting Real Madrid’s offer.

And according to PSG chief Leonardo, Real Madrid’s reported final offer of €180million didn’t actually exist.

“We were not content with the behaviour of Real Madrid,” he said, as noted by Marca.

“To start negotiations for one of the best players in the world in the last week of the transfer window generated a situation that we didn’t like.

“We made out position clear on the offer. It was not sufficient, it was less than we paid.

“The last offer that they spoke of never arrived.

“You cannot organise a transfer window during two, three or four months and change your plans like this.”

Mbappe is yet to sign a new deal, and as things stand, he is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with any club outside France as early as January ahead of next summer.

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  1. Wazywise says:

    Imagine that this leonardo is a complete liar for those who follow the transfer window know that PSG sport director is a liar real madrid first bid on mbape was 160 million euros which was rejected by the president and the so-called sporting director mr khelaifi and mr leonardo they made a statement that they have never tought madrid could make kind of outrageous prize at the first bid and khelaifi and leonardo make it clear categorically that the money is too low for what they purshase for him from monaco los blancos make a second bid of 180 million euros still it was rejected claiming that they can’t sell without making profit on him that they’re going to stand on there price tag of 220 million euros but at the deadline day before the closing hours los blancos president florentino perez launch a final bid of 215 million euros yet the so-called khelaifi and leonardo rejected the bid claiming it was too late why is leonardo is trying to lied to the world. Hala madrid

  2. Ahmed usman says:

    They are all liar Leonardo he don’t even know what he is doing.
    Football is not all about money it’s about passion. Hala Madri

    1. Benny says:

      That’s why real madrid will get him as a free agent and they will get nothing foolish leonardo

  3. Sammy says:

    The PSG sporting director is deeply frustrated, because he and the club’s president, are in deep sea. You can’t convince someone against his own will. The club is heading to a regret of the century.
    Mr Mbappe doesn’t have their damned time. The wise guy is mocking at them as he is only waiting for January 2022.
    Hala Hala Madrid- the great.

  4. mash'ud says:

    look at them this is an abomination, do you want convenience the player by force? or you want show the world that Madrid disrespect the transfer policy while you people break financial fair play rules. we stand with the player dicision up up Madrid

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