Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo hits out at Real Madrid for lacking respect in their pursuit of Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe revealed on Monday that he wanted out of PSG in the summer but the club couldn't give him his wish with Madrid expected to swoop for the player for free net summer.
Speaking in L’Equipe as carried by Diario AS, Leonardo harshly criticized the attitude Real Madrid, Mbappe’s suitors, have taken throughout the saga, specifically that of Karim Benzema, Florentino Perez, and Carlo Ancelotti.
“These comments from Florentino Perez are only a continuation of a lack of respect for PSG and Kylian. In the same week, a Real Madrid player (Benzema), the coach (Ancelotti), and now the president of Real Madrid have talked about Kylian as if he was already one of them.
“The Florentino thing has been going on for two years. The transfer market has ended, and the season is underway. There are games and Real Madrid cannot continue to behave like this. Make it stop! Kylian is a PSG player and the club understands perfectly that this relationship will last,” he said.
Madrid have made it perfectly clear that Mbappe is their number-one target, and moved formally for him at the end of this summer’s transfer market.
The 22-year-old has contributed 136 goals and 66 assists in the 136 games he’s played for PSG since he joined them from Monaco in the summer of 2017.