PSG: I understand your disappointment but I want to stay in France – Mbappe to Real Madrid


Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe has told Real Madrid he understood their disappointment but insisted it was not the right time for him to leave his country.

Real Madrid and their supporters all over the world were disappointed at the weekend after the 23-year-old Frenchman turned them down and decided to extend his stay in Paris.

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Mbappe addressed the press on Monday, following the French forward’s contract extension until 2025.

The player repeated multiple times that he did not want to join Real Madrid because he did not feel it was the right moment of his life to leave France.

I didn’t think this was the right time for me to leave the country where I have grown up and where I’m from,” he stated.

“I appreciate all the effort Real Madrid made, doing all they could to make me happy. I am grateful for their love and I understand their disappointment.

“Like I said, I am French and, as a French man, I wanted to stay here. I am happy with my decision.

“I am looking to the near future. I don’t know what’ll happen in three years.”