Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has claimed. Calin Embape Paris Saint-Germain decided to stay because they were “confused” after being subjected to intense “political and economic pressure”. But when asked about Mbappe’s future plans to join Real Madrid, Perez left the door open for the 23-year-old. “This Mbappe is not my Mbappe,” Perez said. “But who knows if it will change? Life takes a thousand turns.”
Mbappe stunned Real Madrid last month by rejecting a move to Santiago Bernabeu to sign a new three-year deal at PSG, with salaries ranging from 40 to 50 million euros ($ 41.6 million to 52 52 million). Is in between
Perez told Spanish television program El Chernguito on Wednesday that “in practice they have given him the opportunity to be the leader not only of the football team but also of the management.”
“We saw that it was not Mbappe that we wanted to bring – but it was the result of the pressure that changed his dreams.
“If a child is invited by the president of a country, it certainly affects him … which impressed him a lot. But you can succeed in Real Madrid, as Zidane did, And it can be a source of pride for the president. Your country. “
Perez believes Mbappe was most affected by French and Qatari political pressure, which was due to French President Emmanuel Macron, as well as PSG president Nasser al-Khalifa, who is chairman of Qatar Sports Investments.
“I think the pressure that must have affected him the most was politics,” Perez said.
“Also, the offer of money and leadership has forced him to change his mind. He had a hard time. When you panic, you try to get out of it as soon as possible. I can understand that. But can’t I understand that the King of Spain is calling a Spanish club that the player should stay.
“There are two states, one Qatar and the other France,” Perez added. “I’ve been here since 2000 and I’ve never seen a state president invite a player before. You can be a world-class player and not play in France, like (Zenin) Zidane or (Karim) Benzema. . “
Asked a second time about Mbappe’s future involvement, Perez said: “I can calmly tell you that life is not over yet.”
Real Madrid were also linked with a transfer to Earling Holland from Borussia Dortmund, but when Mbappe chose to stay at PSG, the Netherlands joined Manchester City.
“It had nothing to do with it. We already have the best center forward (Benzema) in the world, so this situation is not compatible with the Netherlands,” Perez said.
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