Naser Al-Khelaifi: I turned down 180 million euros for Kylian Mbappe



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Naser Al-Khelaifi: I turned down 180 million euros for Kylian Mbappe

Zinedine Zidane was one of the candidates to come to the PSG bench, and some media even reported that the job was done and that it was only a matter of time before he sat on the bench. However, the president of PSG, Naser Al-Khelaifi, denied such rumors and stated that they never negotiated with Zidane.

"I love Zidane, he was a great player, an incredible class, and he is exceptional as a coach, as the three Champions Leagues he won say. But I will tell you one thing: we have never negotiated with him, neither directly nor indirectly.

Many clubs want him. France national teams as well, but we never talked to him, "Khelaifi told Parisien. Zidane is a man who has achieved great success with Real Madrid and has revealed what the club plans to do in the coming period.


"We have chosen a different option. We have chosen a coach who will be the best for what we want to do. It is nice to have the highest goals, but at this moment we must be objective first of all. We have been doing great things for the past 11 years, but every year we have to ask ourselves how to progress and be better.

" Christophe Galtier is one of the options but it will be difficult to bring in such a coach. They will have to pay compensation, although that is not a problem for PSG. "Nothing is over. We have a shortened list of candidates for the coach, it is no secret that we are negotiating with Nice and I hope we will reach an agreement soon, but I respect that club and President Rivera.

Everyone is defending their interests."

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe has always been one of the topics. Khelaifi revealed that Real Madrid offered 180 million for Mbappe, but Kylian still stayed even though he himself wanted to go to Real Madrid at some point.

"I turned down 180 million last summer from Real Madrid because I knew Kyllian wanted to stay in Paris. I know him very well, I know what he and his family want and not fall under the influence of money." Mbappe has chosen the option you think is best for him.

"He chose to play for his city, his club and his country, as well as for our sports project. He is just thinking about playing and winning." The Super League is a project that has been mentioned a lot, but it seems to be a failed idea.

"What we do, we do because we know we can. It is not our style to talk about other leagues, clubs or federations. We do not give lectures to others and we will not allow anyone to preach to us. Every year the same thing, but we will continue to build our project ", concluded the president of Paris Saint-Germain.