Kylian Mbappé, who on Saturday chose to extend to Paris SG until 2025 by rejecting the advances of Real Madrid, admitted on Monday May 23 that he consulted Emmanuel Macron on the subject, appreciating the ” good advice “ of the French president, who wanted the striker ” rest “.
“We talked a lot of times. Let’s say that was good advice. He wanted me to stay, it’s part of the negotiations.said Mbappé during an interview with several media including AFP, organized after a press conference at the Parc des Princes.
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“Leading France to the heights”
At the end of a long soap opera, Kylian Mbappé (23) ended up extending his contract until 2025, which ended in June, despite the greed of Real Madrid who believed they could attract the 2018 world champion. ” difficult decision “ that the striker justified on Monday by his desire to continue to wear the colors of French football.
“I chose to stay in my country. I am French and as a Frenchman I want to continue a little, lead France to the heights and pull this championship and this club.he said at a press conference.
Mbappé has often had the opportunity to discuss with the Head of State, who had decorated him in 2019 with the Legion of Honor following the coronation of the Blues at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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Emmanuel Macron had also praised in January, in the columns of the daily “L’Equipe”, the attitude of Mbappé who, “far from the drifts” fame, guard ” to be wise “ and engages outside of sport “for vaccination” and ” against violence “. “I am sure of one thing: he will continue to amaze us”wrote the Head of State in a column published by the sports daily on the occasion of the release of the ranking of “30 who make French football”, whose first place was occupied by the striker of the Blues and the Paris Saint Germain.
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In 2021, Macron had also exchanged with Mbappé as part of an “anecdote contest” with two star youtubers at the Elysée Palace, interspersed with football references, between the president, a declared fan of Marseille, and McFly and Carlito, who support PSG. The Head of State had called the Blues striker, who, on the phone, had said, amused, that he was ” impossible “ for him to play for rival club Marseille.