Kylian Mbappe explains why he rejected Real Madrid for Paris Saint-Germain
Posted: 29 December 2017 Time: 19:00
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe feels he made the right decision by turning down Real Madrid.
The France international attracted interest from various clubs in Europe following his displays for AS Monaco in their title-winning season.
The 19-year-old opted to join Monaco's title rivals PSG instead of Los Blancos in the last transfer window.
"(I turned down Real Madrid) because PSG is the team of my city," Mbappe told Marca.
"(Joining Real) would have been like a Real Madrid-supporting kid from Madrid having the chance to play for his team and deciding to go somewhere else, to another country.
"I wanted to play for PSG and I am very happy right now about how things are going.
"There were a lot of rumours about the transfers and it's true that we spoke, but I think that's now in the past for me and for Real Madrid.
"I now play for PSG and I will defend these colours 100%."