Leonardo was speaking to news outlet RMC regarding the situation around Mbappe. He acknowledges the fact that the 22-year-old wants to move away from PSG to Real Madrid. However, he emphasized that any move will happen according to their terms only.
PSG sporting director was also not welcoming of the way Real Madrid have handled the situation. Mbappe has been a long term target for the Spanish giants and is regularly linked with them. The contract situation is not favourable for PSG as there is only one year left. This week will be very important for all the parties.
PSG AND MADRID FIGHTING FOR MBAPPE
For Real Madrid it is clear, the club wants to bring Mbappe to the Spanish capital. They plan to make him the centre of their squad and build around him. But the Covid situation has impacted the finances of the club to launch a bigger bid.
Leonardo has confirmed that Madrid have placed a bid for Mbappe. However, PSG finds the amount to be less than what they paid to Monaco to sign the Frenchman a few years ago.
“We have no plans to talk to Real again for Mbappé. The deadline is August 31 at midnight. This is how the transfer window is: we keep him and we extend. But we’re not going to let him go for less than what we paid when we still owe Monaco money”– said Leonardo.
However, there are reports coming that a move for Mbappe is almost completed. While these are not verified, both the clubs are working extra hard to ensure that the World Cup winner will play for them in the coming season. For PSG this could mean that they could lose Mbappe on a free transfer next summer.
The summer transfer window will close at the end of this month. With just a few days left, things will get down to the wire.
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