News, Culture & Society

PSG’s Leonardo slams Zidane for talking up Kylian Mbappe’s ‘dream’ of joining Real Madrid

‘It’s a bit irritating, it’s annoying, it’s not the first time’: PSG chief Leonardo slams Zinedine Zidane for talking up Kylian Mbappe’s ‘dream’ of moving to Real Madrid as French giants prepare huge contract offer

  • Zinedine Zidane said he was aware it is Kylian Mbappe’s ‘dream’ to play for club
  • The World Cup winner featured in PSG’s victory over Club Brugge on Wednesday
  • PSG sporting director Leonardo responded to Zidane’s remarks after the match

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has slammed Zinedine Zidane for talking up Kylian Mbappe’s ‘dream’ of moving to Real Madrid.

The La Liga giants boss said he was aware it is the World Cup winner’s ‘dream’ to play for the club earlier this week.

Mbappe featured in PSG’s 1-0 victory over Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday night and after the match PSG’s chief responded to Zidane’s remarks. 

Kylian Mbappe featured in PSG’s win over Club Brugge in Champions League on Wednesday

KYLIAN MBAPPE’S STATS THIS SEASON 

Appearances: 11

Goals: 9

Assists:

‘Honestly, it’s a bit irritating, it’s annoying, it’s not the first time this has happened,’ Leonardo said.

‘I think that now is not the time to talk about this.

‘He is a player who has two-and-a-half years left on his contract with us, so to talk about what he wants, his “dream”, every time… If we can just stop this, pause this talk.

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo slammed Zinedine Zidane after the match

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo slammed Zinedine Zidane after the match

‘Kylian is a very important player for us. Now is not the time to destabilise him.’

Mbappe’s current contract at the French giants runs until the summer of 2022 and PSG are reportedly looking to fend off interest from Madrid by offering him a lucrative new contract.

PSG will offer Mbappe a deal that he simply cannot refuse – one that would see him move in line with Neymar by earning £35million per season, according to Le Parisien

Zidane said he was aware the World Cup winner 'dream' to play for the club earlier this week

Zidane said he was aware the World Cup winner ‘dream’ to play for the club earlier this week

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk