President Macron Admits Speaking With Mbappe Before PSG Renewal

President Macron Admits Speaking With Mbappe Before PSG Renewal

French president Emmanuel Macron admits he did talk to PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe prior to his renewal with the French club.

Mbappe was long rumoured to be headed to Spain to play for Real Madrid as his contract with PSG was expiring in the summer, but the 23-year-old signed a new contract with the Ligue 1 champions.

"Yes, it is true that I had a conversation with Kylian Mbappe before he made a firm decision about his future," revealed Macron.

"In it, I merely advised him, in a totally informal way, to remain in France. I believe it is my responsibility, as president, to defend the country when asked in an informal and friendly manner."

He also insisted that although he did have some role to play in the Mbappe soap opera, he never interfered too much into what happened behind the scenes.

"I have never intervened in any transfer," Macron said.

"Just like any other citizen, when it comes to sporting matters, I always want to see a good game and cheer on a team, especially, in my case, Olympique de Marseille."

Source: Tribalfootball

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