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PSG: Leonardo “will try everything” to retain Mbappé and denies an astronomical offer

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Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has said the capital club will “try everything” to extend the contract of their French star, Kylian Mbappé, which runs out in June. He also denied having offered him a staggering salary of 50 million euros a year, together with a loyalty bonus of 100 million euros.

Paris SG will “try everything” to extend Kylian Mbappé’s contract which ends in June, said its sporting director Leonardo in a daily interview The Team, nevertheless denying having offered him a staggering salary of 50 million euros a year. In this interview published in Thursday’s edition of the sports newspaper, the Brazilian assures that the PSG “did not send a precise offer” to the world champion, at the end of the contract on June 30, contrary to what claimed in recent days the French daily newspapers The Parisian and Spanish AS.

A two-year contract at 50 million euros per year denied

These media mentioned a two-year contract at 50 million euros per year, accompanied by a loyalty bonus of 100 million euros, to convince the 23-year-old striker to stay in the French capital, while he is coveted by Real Madrid, a club that interests him and that PSG will face next Wednesday in the knockout stages of the Champions League (first leg: 1-0).

But according to Leonardo, “this is not true”. “We did not send a specific offer,” he assured, judging the financial aspect “secondary” in the eyes of the player. “The last thing we put on this contract is the amount.”

“Possibilities” of seeing Mbappé stay at PSG

The sporting director believes that there are “possibilities” of seeing Mbappé stay despite Real’s greed: “As long as there is no signature, we will try everything, we will do everything to keep him”, he said, trying to put forward a few arguments such as the quality of the public at the Parc des Princes, the level of the workforce or even the club’s intact “desire” to “make other investments”.

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At the beginning of February, Mbappé had assured the microphone of Amazon Prime Video that his decision was “not taken”, ensuring that he was “not going to speak” with Real Madrid as long as the double European confrontation between the two clubs ended. had not passed. Since the beginning of January, Mbappé, who has entered the last six months of his Parisian lease, has been free to reach an agreement with another club for a contract starting in July.

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