Paris Saint-Germain rejected an offer from real Madrid As for France striker Kylian Mbappe, the French club’s sporting director, Leonardo, told BFM and RMC Sport, the offer was “not enough”.
French and Spanish media reported on Tuesday that Real Madrid made an offer of 160 million euros (£137 million) for the 22-year-old World Cup winner, who scored 42 goals in all competitions for Paris Saint-Germain last season, and said he wanted to move to Spain.
Leonardo said PSG, who have just signed Argentina striker Lionel Messi from Barcelona, had not planned to discuss the Mbappe issue again with Real Madrid and that if Mbappe wanted to leave he would have to do so on PSG’s terms.
“Kylian Mbappe feels the urge to leave, that seems obvious to me…. Our goal is to extend and keep him. If a player wants to leave, he must be subject to our terms. This applies not only to Kylian but to all players.”
Leonardo would not confirm the €160m figure but said the offer was “about that”. “We consider the offer to be very far from what Kylian deserves today,” he added. Mbappe joined Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco in 2017, initially on loan and then permanently a year later in a €180m deal.