Macron admitted: I advised Mbappe to stay in Paris

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Macron admitted: I advised Mbappe to stay in Paris

“Telling Mbappé to stay instead of going to Madrid? I just advised Kylian to stay in France. It was in an informative and friendly manner. Defending the country is the role of a president”. In the end, Mbape gave up the transfer to Real, and in Paris he received powers that are not remembered in the history of football, that some active player had them in his hands.

According to the media, he even compiled a transfer list of teammates. In general, President Macron, who was attacked by fans of other clubs who help the Parisians, said that he did not convince Mbape, although he admitted that he advised him.

Mbappe made the startling revelation on Monday that he had talked over his potential transfer to Real Madrid with Emmanuel Macron, saying he appreciated the "good advice" of the French president, who wanted the Paris Saint-Germain star to stay in France.

World Cup winner Mbappe had for months seemed certain to sign for Real Madrid before being persuaded to sign a new three-year deal at PSG, the club he joined in 2017. "We talked quite a bit," Mbappe said of his exchanges with Macron.

"You can say that it was good advice. "He wanted me to stay, that's part of the negotiations." Mbappe said that Macron was one of a number of different people to whom he had talked.

No say on transfers

There has been speculation that as well as a gigantic, undisclosed financial package, PSG's Qatari owners had persuaded Mbappe to remain with his hometown club by agreeing to give the 23-year-old forward some say in which players to sign for next season.

Mbappe however denied any such agreement had been made. "I remain a footballer, who is part of a team, and I will not go beyond this role. I won't go beyond my role as a player," he said at a press conference seated alongside PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

"Everyone knows that last year, I wanted to leave and I was convinced that it was the best choice, but the years go by and things change."