Florentino Perez denies that Mbappe betrayed him.
The French forward decided to stay put at PSG after the transfer saga of the year took an unexpected turn in the final days of the transfer.
Kylian Mbappe was very close to signing a five-year deal with Los Blancos but he rather extended his contract with PSG.
Real Madrid Florentino Perez breaks his silence on the transfer saga which honestly put a dent in Real’s summer transfer plans.
“He didn’t betray me. He transmitted his dream to play at Real Madrid. And it’s true. Last August PSG didn’t want to sell. We waited a year and he kept saying the same thing. Fifteen days before the situation changed because of the political pressure and the economic factor.”
“He did what he thought was easiest. He changed. There’s no need to go over it again. As a result of the pressure he had to change his dreams… he’s very young, the pressure affects us all but the young people more. It didn’t make sense that the President of the Republic [Emmanuel Macron] was calling him… This influenced him a lot, most definitely.”