Fresh facts are beginning to emerge as to factor that prompted PSG talisman and French international, Kylian Mbappe to renew his contract with Paris Saint Germain as opposed to joining Real Madrid on a free.
French President, Emmanuel Macron has admitted that he had a converation with the energetic forward moments before he agreed to renew his contract with the French club.
Before he eventually agreed to renew his contract, Mbappe was heavily linked with a sensational move to the Spanish capital to seal a deal with Real Madrid. However, Mbappe ended up making a u-turn and penned a new contract with the Ligue 1 champions.
Here’s how Macron put it:
“Yes, it is true that I had a conversation with Kylian Mbappe before he made a firm decision about his future. In it, I merely advised him, in a totally informal way, to remain in France. I believe it is my responsibility, as president, to defend the country when asked in an informal and friendly manner.”
Macron made it clear that even though he played a role in the Mbappe saga, he was careful not to interfer too much into how things play out behid the scene. In his words, he said:
“I have never intervened in any transfer. Just like any other citizen, when it comes to sporting matters, I always want to see a good game and cheer on a team, especially, in my case, Olympique de Marseille.”