Paris Saint-Germain ‘will do everything possible to keep’ forward Kylian Mbappe, according to the club’s sporting director Leonardo.
Mbappe has been linked with a move away from PSG with Real Madrid labeled as the possible destination. The Frenchman is yet to sign a contract extension with PSG and is set to become a free agent in the summer.
“We have a possibility,” said Leonard on Mbappe’s future.
“As long as there is no signature [with another club], we will try everything, we will do everything possible to retain him.”
Earlier reports suggested that PSG have offered Mbappe a two-year contract that will see the winger earn around €50 million a season in addition to a €200m loyalty bonus. However, Leonard says the club hasn’t tabled such an offer to the wantaway forward.
“It is not true,” Leonardo said.
“We have not sent a specific offer. There is an important element: I think the last thing we will put into this contract will be money…It’s not about that [money]. Kylian has such a great value that I believe that is secondary. I think that to put a figure it will take two minutes.”
On keeping Mbappe
“We want to put him in the best conditions to be the best possible player,” Leonardo said, before referring to PSG’s ownership
“What Qatar has done in the last 10 years has placed PSG among the greats. Today, the club is a reality. He [Mbappe] is loved, admired, and respected.”
“Kylian is the best in the world right now. [PSG’s Lionel] Messi has always been at this level, and I believe he continues to be, but it’s normal that others arrive…It’s not a case of judging who is best. One is 23 years old, and the other is 34.”
The 23-year-old has netted 14 goals while providing 10 assists so far in the Ligue 1.