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OPINION: Mbappé's Revelation On Why He Wanted To Leave Is a Rare Gesture From a Player In Such State

During the last summer transfer window, Real Madrid was desperately in need of Kylian Mbappé's services as they hoped to bolster their current squad but unfortunately, the transfer didn't go through due to Paris Saint Germains' refusal to let him leave.

Kylian Mbappé is contracted to Paris Saint Germain till the end of this current season after refusing to pen down a new deal despite several contract proposals by the club.

He has always stated that it was his dream since childhood to play for one of the most decorated football clubs in the world; Real Madrid.

Mbappé has been the top scorer in the French Ligue 1 for four seasons now and also helped the club reach their first-ever UEFA Champions League finals in the 2019/2020 season which they lost 1-0 to Bayern Münich.

During an interview with RMC Sports according to Sports analyst Fabrizio Romano, he disclosed that his desire to leave Paris Saint Germain was in the interest of both parties. "... I wanted the club to receive a transfer fee, to have a quality replacement"

This is simply unbelievable from a player who had less than a year to stay at the club. It can be seen that Kylian chose the interest of the club over himself as he wanted the club to accept the huge offer from Real Madrid and thereafter sign a player of his quality.

It was reported that Real Madrid made a final offer in the region of €200m to Paris Saint Germain for the signature of Kylian Mbappé but the club turned down the offer as they insisted that the player wasn't for sale.

Very rarely can we see players in his position have such a positive mindset about their current employer as normally, all they should be thinking of at that moment is to fulfill their dream move but it wasn't so for Kylian Mbappé.

In time past, we've witnessed players who were refused transfers to dream club act disrespectful by refusing to turn up for training, poor performances in matches, or most cases incite division in the dressing room.

A recent example was in the case of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo who was contracted to Juventus till June 2023 but yet, he started exhibiting some acts of unprofessionalism such as telling the coach when he should play and also refusing to turn up for training etc according to multiple sources.

These acts often affect the performance of the team especially if the player was an integral part of the team just like in the case of Cristiano. It can be recalled that Juventus went four games without a win as they struggled in his absence because his request to leave came in the dying minutes of the transfer window.

However, this cannot be said of the French man Kylian Mbappé, who has been very professional regarding his contract situation at the club. He has gone on to score four goals and provide three assists for the club in the current season.

He has also won the man-of-the-match awards on more than two occasions, piloting the affairs of the French Capital club in the current season while Lionel Messi is still trying to adapt to the new league.

All these points to the fact that Kylian Mbappé wasn't blabbing about his intentions for the club as he has shown the entire world that he respects Paris Saint Germain by giving them his very best performance in the midst of all this.

However, one can't entirely tell if Kylian Mbappé will renew his contract at the club or if he will truly be leaving for Santiago Bernabeu in the coming season.


PHOTO CREDITS: Google Images, Getty Images, Sky Sports.


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