Nasser Al-Khelaifi is adamant that Mbappe’s decision was not based on finances.
Real Madrid and Kylian Mbappe’s story was the highlighted point of the previous football season. The Frenchman was likely to move to Madrid but Mbappe took a U-turn on his dream. He decided to renew his contract with Paris Saint-Germain. The PSG forward committed to the Parisians for three seasons and denied Florentino Perez’s Galactico deal for the summer.
Fans even took to social media to call Mbappe a mercenary, some coining the nickname ‘Mpaypal’, in a crude joke about the situation.
Meanwhile, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is adamant that Mbappe’s decision was not based on finances.
“For the last five years, I’ve built up a special relationship with Kylian and his family. He has an incredible family. I’ll never forget that in our first six meetings with him and his parents when he was at Monaco, they never spoke to me about money. Never!”
Talking to GFFN, he also confirmed that PSG had turned down an astronomical offer from Real Madrid last year.
“That’s why I like them a lot, I admire the way he was brought up. This year, we spoke a lot, but money was only brought up in the last few weeks. People say he stayed for the money, but Real Madrid were offering much more than us! They were ready to put €170m* on the table last summer. They were ready to invest that amount again this year even though he was free!”
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