16th June, 2022
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said Kylian Mbappé wanted to play for the Spanish giant but changed his mind 15 days to sign the deal.
The Real Madrid president spoke for the first time since the failed signing of the PSG forward.
He said Mbappe has changed and the French star is no longer the Mbappe he wanted at Madrid.
Perez in an interview with “El Chiringuito” said:
“His (Mbappe) 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 assured that this is not the player he wanted to take to the Merengue team, as perhaps he changed his dream, besides making it clear that there is no player above Real Madrid.
“This is not the Mbappé I wanted to bring, he is another one, who must have changed his dream. He changes, he is offered other things, he is pressured and he is already another footballer. There is no one at Real Madrid above the club. He is a great player, he can win more than others, but it is a collective sport and we have values and principles that we cannot change”, he added.
Despite everything, the president of the Merengue squad said that he is fond of the Frenchman and does not know if he will ever wear “merengue”.
“The Mbappé who was going to come here is not this one. If it is, I prefer him to stay at PSG. I want the one with the dream. Impossible in three years? In three years’ time, we’ll all be bald? This Mbappé is not my Mbappé, who refuses to do a publicity stunt with his national team. I don’t want that. It could have been a slip of the tongue, but I think he was mistaken.”
Mbappe’s contract at Paris will see him stay at the club until 2025 for £ 650,000 per week.
PSG put together a staggering deal in which Mbappe will have control over image rights and receive a £126million signing-on bonus.