At a news conference alongside PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Kylian Mbappe said Paris Saint-Germain’s “sporting project” rather than financial considerations convinced him to stay and sign a 3-year contract extension with PSG.
PSG announced that Mbappe had already to sign a new deal, bringing an end to one of the most high-profile transfer sagas of recent years.
Why Dose Mbappe reject Real Madrid?
The 23-year-old had personally contacted Madrid president Florentino Perez to reveal his U-turn after days of uncertainty around his future.
Mbappe has been a long-term Madrid target, coming close to joining the club several times, including last summer, when they made a series of bids worth up to €200 million, hoping to take advantage of his contractual situation.
The forward denied that PSG offered him the club captaincy — as well as input on transfer policy and other key decisions — to persuade him to stay in Paris.