Kylian Mbappe accuses PSG of making him 'feel like a thief'
'My position was clear, I said at the end of July that I wanted to leave.'
Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has sensationally hit out at the club and has accused them of making him 'feel like a thief' after he was denied a move to Real Madrid in the summer.
The French forward admitted to radio station RMC Sport that he had asked to leave PSG in the summer and that had given the club plenty of warning in attempt to get them the best deal possible, and denied that he had asked towards the end of the transfer window.
Mbappe's current contract ends at the end of this season, meaning that he could move for free next summer and the 22-year-old said he has made his feelings known.
He said: “Personally, I didn’t really appreciate Paris Saint-Germain saying, ‘He is asking to leave in the last week of August’ because that is wrong. It made me feel like a thief. I informed them early, at the end of July.
“People have said that I turned down six or seven extension offers, that I don't want to talk to Leonardo [PSG’s sporting director] anymore, that's absolutely not true. My position was clear, I said at the end of July that I wanted to leave.”
So far Mbappe hasn't let the transfer talk get to him, with the France international the top scorer in Ligue 1 with four goals and a further three assists from nine games this so far and despite reiterating his desire to leave, claimed he still has a lot of love for PSG.
"This club has given me a lot, I have always been happy in the 4 years I have had here, and I still am.
“I said it early enough so that the club could react. I wanted everyone to come out of this stronger, that we leave hand in hand, to make a good deal and I respected that. I said, if you don’t want me to go I will stay.”
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