Kylian Mbappe says his dream of playing for Real Madrid is ‘never over’ despite signing a contract extension for Paris Saint-Germain.
The France international signed for three more years in Paris in a huge deal that saw him turn down interest from La Liga club Real. But he doesn’t count the team in the future and doesn’t rule out a move.
“Never over, never over,” Mbappe said BBC. “The only thing is that I have now signed a contract for three more years. You never know what may happen in the future.
“I give up thinking about the future, I only think about the present and the present is that I have signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain for three more years.”
Mbappe has made sure his relationship with Real Madrid is good and has kept respectful channels of communication open.
He added: “I spoke to the President of Real Madrid because I have a lot of respect for him and the club. I think it was important to say in person that I wasn’t going.
“To be a great player [you have] And to be honest everything was great and good because we have a good relationship.
Mbappe also revealed he had been in talks with Premier League side Liverpool when deciding where to play his football next season. But PSG won and the 23-year-old believes he can continue to develop in Ligue 1.
“I wanted to announce that I’ve decided to extend my contract with Paris Saint-Germain and I’m obviously very happy about that,” Mbappe said in a statement.
“I’m convinced that I can continue to grow here in a club that has all the means to achieve top performance. I am also very excited to be able to develop further in France, the country where I was born, raised and thrived.”