PSG chief says Real Madrid should be punished for Mbappe pursuit

Kylian Mbappe-Paris Saint-Germain
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Kylian Mbappe continues to be top target for La Liga giants Real Madrid

PSG sporting director Leonardo has condemned Real Madrid for their relentless pursuit of Kylian Mbappe.

The 22-year-old handed a transfer request from Les Parisiens during the summer transfer window, with Madrid looking like the potential destination. However, PSG turned down Real’s sumptuous offer worth 170m euros to keep hold of Mbappe.

Nonetheless, Los Blancos’ plans remain unchanged as they are looking to sign the World Cup winner for free next summer. The current roster and even president Florentino Perez have talked about the prospect of Mbappe joining Madrid.

Those antics have left PSG chief Leonardo frustrated and he claims that the La Liga giants should deserve punishment.

Leonardo said (h/t Goal): “At Madrid, they deny it, but I think that Real Madrid have been trying to sign Mbappe [as a free agent] for a while.

“They have been talking publicly about Mbappe for two years. That should be punished. 

“I see it as disrespectful towards Mbappe. He is not just another player, he is one of the best players in the world. 

“The coach, the board, Real Madrid’s players have spoken about Kylian… I think it is part of their plan. It is not respectful.”

Leonardo also added that the club is working on the contract extension of Mbappe as he sees the French youngster as a key player for the future.

The Paris Saint Germain chief added: “Our idea is to extend Kylian Mbappé contract. Nothing has changed in our plans. Kylian is a jewel, he is incredibly perfect for PSG… then we’ve Kylian, Leo, Ney. We’ve never planned PSG future without Mbappé”.

Mbappe recently opened up about his transfer saga with Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, admitting that he wanted to leave the French capital.