Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed that Kylian Mbappe ‘must have changed his dream’ after he opted to remain at Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
After missing out on Mbappe in the 2021 summer transfer window, Real were significantly confident of securing a deal this time around. However, in the end the forward shocked the footballing world by penning fresh terms with PSG instead.
Following Real’s triumph in the 2022 Champions League final Perez insisted that the France international had already been ‘forgotten’, but that has not stopped the president discussing the move with El Chiringuito recently.
“His dream was to play at Real Madrid,” Perez told El Chiringuito.
“We wanted to do it last August and they didn’t let him leave, he kept saying he wanted to play at Madrid and 15 days before changed the situation.
“This is not the Mbappe I wanted to bring, he is another one, who must have changed his dream,”
“He changes, he is offered other things, he is pressured and he is already another footballer.
“There is no one at Real Madrid above the club. He is a great player, he can win more than others, but it is a collective sport and we have values and principles that we cannot change.”
Mbappe himself has left the door open for a move to Real in the future, insisting that his dream to play for the club is ‘never over’. However, the move seems unlikely while Perez remains in charge of the club.