Florentina Perez, the President of Real Madrid, has spoken out for the first time over his club’s failure to sign Kylian Mbappe.
Perez said he did not feel misled by Mbappe’s choice to extend his contract with the Ligue 1 club in an interview with a Spanish television station. He said that the teenager was under duress to extend his relationship with PSG.
Kylian Mbappé did not betray me. Mbappé told us his dream was to play for Real Madrid, many and many times. But then all changed in 15 days because of political & economical pressure. Mbappé deal didn’t create any problem with Haaland deal, absolutely. We have Benzema, so it was impossible to have him with Karim. We can’t sign Haaland to stay on the bench. Haaland is an amazing, fantastic player. Mbappé deal didn’t create any problem with Haaland deal, absolutely. We have Benzema, so it was impossible to have him with Karim. We can’t sign Haaland to stay on the bench. Haaland is an amazing, fantastic player. Florentino Pérez: “It was not easy for Mbappé to receive calls from the president of France… to tell you not to leave the club. Then go to Qatar and they offer things that drive you crazy, probably things out of proportion. This is why Kylian has changed.
He also stated that Mbappe’s return to the club is possible, but that he must understand that no player is bigger than Real Madrid.
Real Madrid will be always open to buy players who understand that no one is bigger than the club.
Perez is still optimistic that Mbappe will join Real Madrid in the future, despite the fact that the Frenchman is only 23 years old and may quit the club.