Kylian Mbappe Said Liverpool Were One of The Clubs
Kylian Mbappe Said Liverpool Mbappe had been widely tipped to join Real Madrid this summer but stunned the Spanish champions by signing a contract extension until 2025 with PSG last week. We talked a little bit, but not too much,” Mbappe told the Daily Telegraph. “I talked to Liverpool because it’s the favourite club of my mum, my mum loves Liverpool. I don’t know why, you will have to ask her. It’s a good club and we met them five years ago. It’s a big club. Of course, it was between Real Madrid and Paris St Germain in the end. Liverpool and Real will meet in Paris on May 28 in the Champions League final. Mbappe had been widely tipped to join Real Madrid this summer but stunned the Spanish champions by signing a contract extension until 2025 with PSG last week
Amid Real’s interest, Mbappe signed a contract extension with PSG last week that will keep the 23-year-old tied with the French club until 2025. Read full story Real had pursued Mbappe last year when he had a year left on his contract and though they had reported bids as high as 200 million euros ($213 million) rejected last summer, they were ready to wait and sign him for free this year.
“It’s always been a difficult decision… I wanted time to make the right decision. I didn’t have any issues with pressure because I’ve been living with that since I was 14,” Mbappe told reporters on Monday. “Everybody knows I wanted to leave last year. The context is different now, in sporting terms and personal terms
“France is the country where I grew up, I’ve always lived here and leaving wasn’t right”
“I have lots of respect for him and for Real Madrid. They wanted to do a lot to make me happy. So I thank them for that… I’d like to thank Real fans. “I hope they’ll understand the fact I’ve chosen to stay in my country. The reality is I’m French. As a Frenchman, I want to stay here and take France towards the top, take this club and league forwards.” When asked if he wanted to be PSG captain, Mbappe said: “We have one here, so I’m not taking the armband from Marquinhos, he deserves it. I don’t need to be the captain to give my point of view and set an example on the pitch.”
Kylian Mbappe Said Liverpool Mbappe also said nobody had made any fuss about image rights.
“To be honest, we’ve spoken for months about the sporting project and just for a few minutes we spoke about the money and sporting image (rights),” he added. LaLiga had reacted angrily to Mbappe’s contract extension, saying it would file a complaint against PSG to European soccer’s governing body UEFA, saying the deal “attacks the economic stability” of European football.