Kylian Mbappe has dropped a bombshell about his plans to leave Paris Saint-Germain in the most recent transfer window.
The French forward was widely linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 giants in the latest transfer window, but ended up staying at the Parc des Princes after Real Madrid and PSG reportedly could not agree on a fee.
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As speculation continued to spread at the time, the Parisian club's sporting director Leonardo revealed that their talisman was seeking a move to Los Blancos, but the player himself remained tight-lipped.
However, Mbappe has now confirmed publicly for the first time that he did ask to leave the club, and also hinted that he was not entirely happy with the way his club conducted themselves during the final days of the window.
"I asked to leave [in July] because from the moment I didn't want to extend, I wanted the club to receive a transfer fee to have a quality replacement," the 22-year-old said in an interview with RMC Sport, according to Fabrizio Romano.
"I wanted something respectful: I said, if you don't want me to leave, I'll stay.
"I asked to leave in July, yes – but it's not true that I've turned down seven contract extension proposals… Paris Saint-Germain have given me a lot.
"I have always been happy in the four years I spent here, and I still am.
"Personally, I didn't really appreciate Paris Saint-Germain saying 'He is asking to leave in the last week of August…' because that is wrong. It made me feel like a thief.
"I informed them early, at the end of July."
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