Most Real Madrid players thought Mbappe would join them this summer.
The Frenchman decided to extend his stay at the French capital this summer until the summer of 2025.
He was expected to join Real Madrid as a free agent and even Florentino Perez knew it was Mbappe’s dream to play for the Galacticos.
“His dream was to play at Real Madrid, we wanted to do it last August and they didn’t let him leave, he kept saying he wanted to play at Madrid and like 15 days before he changed the situation,” Perez said on Spanish television shortly afterwards.
Even though Luka Modric respects Mbappe’s decision to stay at PSG, he was convinced that the latter would join them this summer.
Modric said to Sportske Novosti: “Mbappe decided as he decided, that is his right and now he lives with that decision. It goes on.
“We all thought he would come to us, it didn’t happen and – now what? Well, we’re not going to crucify the man. Mbappe is a great player, but as I always repeat, in any context, no player is more important than the club. Real is the greatest, above every player and it will always be like that.”