‘This is not the Mbappe I wanted… he must have changed his dream’: Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez speaks out for the first time since forward’s U-turn – and says he changed mind ’15 days before’ signing huge new PSG deal
- Florentino Perez has spoken out about Kylian Mbappe snubbing Real Madrid
- Mbappe had looked likely to join Madrid before a dramatic late U-turn
- Perez in a television interview said that Mbappe ‘must have changed his dream’
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has spoken out for the first time in public since Kylian Mbappe snubbed the club to stay at Paris Saint-Germain.
Perez in an interview on El Chiringuito said the Mbappe he had spoken to about a possible deal, was not the same player who made a dramatic U-turn when he previously looked set to move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
He revealed that he found out about Mbappe’s change of heart about 15 days before signing the mega-deal which kept him in the French capital.
Florentino Perez has spoken out about Kylian Mbappe’s decision to snub Real Madrid
He said that Mbappe’s dream changed and was a different person to the one he wanted
As per Marca, Perez said: ‘His dream was to play at Real Madrid, we wanted to do it last August and they didn’t let him leave, he kept saying he wanted to play at Madrid and like 15 days before he changed the situation.
‘This is not the Mbappe I wanted to bring, he is another one, who must have changed his dream.
‘He changes, he is offered other things, he is pressured and he is already another footballer. There is no one at Real Madrid above the club.
Perez hit out at Mbappe insisting that there is not one person that is above Real Madrid
‘He is a great player, he can win more than others, but it is a collective sport and we have values and principles that we cannot change’, he added.
Mbappe’s contract at Paris will see him stay at the club until 2025 for £650,000-per-week.
PSG put together a staggering deal in which Mbappe will have control over image rights and receive a £126million signing-on bonus.
PSG put together a staggering pay packet for Mbappe who will receive £650,000-per-week
Perez said the Mbappe he now knows he would rather stay at PSG than join the LaLiga and Champions League winners.
He said: ‘The Mbappe who was going to come here is not this one. If it is, I prefer him to stay at Paris Saint-Germain.
‘I want the one with the dream. Impossible in three years? In three years’ time we’ll all be bald? This Mbappe is not my Mbappe.’