Leonardo, the director of Paris Saint-Germain, has encouraged Real Madrid to take a break from their pursuit of Kylian Mbappe. After Florentino Perez said they’d sign Mbappe in winter, Leonardo wants Real Madrid to respect that Mbappe is at PSG.
Blancos president Florentino Perez recently indicated that he expects a definite finish to the issue on January 1, 2022. That’s when he aims to revive his interest in one of the biggest football transfers, viz. Kylian Mbappe (football news).
As for Mbappe himself, the Frenchman made public his desire to leave PSG for Real long ago, in the summer.
Mbappe got this transfer saga’s ball going by confessing that he sought to leave PSG for Real this past summer.
He also indicated that was unhappy by Leonardo’s unwillingness to authorize a transaction. This refusal was despite the player’s threat of leaving as a free agent the next year.
But PSG director Leonardo has taken offense about Real Madrid’s comments, accusing the Spanish club of lacking respect.
Leonardo Wants Real Madrid to Respect That Mbappe Is at PSG
PSG’s Leonardo actually begged Real to show some respect now that the transfer window had closed.
“This latest outing is just a continuation of the lack of respect shown towards PSG and towards Kylian,” he told L’Equipe.
“In the same week, we’ve had a Real Madrid player (Karim Benzema), then the Real Madrid coach (Carlo Ancelotti) and now the Real Madrid president talk about Kylian as if he is already one of them.
“Florentino Perez has already spoken about Kylian to Madrid supporters earlier in the week. It’s a lack of respect that cannot be tolerated.
“This has been going on for two years. Just remember that the transfer window is over, that a season is underway. There are matches to be played and Real Madrid cannot continue to behave in this way. Make it stop!
“Kylian is a Paris Saint-Germain player and the club fully understand that this relationship will last.”