“And now, Leo, flatter me …” Unlike Don Salluste / Louis de Funès with Blaze / Yves Montand in Megalomania, Kylian Mbappé did not need to ask to hear Leonardo praise him. This Tuesday on the eve of the first C1 match in Bruges, the sports director of PSG did not have enough strong words to praise the qualities of his young striker, courted night and day by Real Madrid.
Leonardo: “I see Neymar, Kylian and Messi, I think they are very complementary, each is No. 1 in their characteristics […]. I don’t see any jealousy between them. “🗣️
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Excerpts from his interview on the show Canal Champions Club on Canal +: “Kylian represents a little the difference between the superficial and the deep. Kylian is deep. “…” Kylian represents a lot of things. He has a way of being that everyone likes. The player is fabulous ”…
While the French international would have gladly bent over backwards to the Spanish capital before the end of the transfer window on August 31, Leonardo does not even imagine him at Real next summer, when his current contract will end. And he ensures, in any case in public, believe in an extension: “I do not see Kylian leaving at the end of this season. Nobody thinks PSG in the future without Kylian. “
For the Parisian leader, the association of the 2018 world champion with Messi and Neymar is not a blow of a small year. And he took the opportunity to cut the rival in love with PSG.
“We were not happy with the behavior of Real Madrid. Arriving in the last week of the transfer window and starting negotiations for one of the best players in the world, it created a situation that we did not like. We were clear about the offer they made. It was not sufficient. It was less than what we paid (180 million including tax in Monaco, in 2017). The last offer they talked about (200 million) never came. “
This promises lively debates over the next few days on the set ofThe beach bar.