Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director Leonardo has revealed that he doesn't think Kylian Mbappe will leave the French outfit at the end of the current season. The Frenchman who has less than a year remaining on his current deal was subject to multiple bids from Real Madrid over the summer.
Kylian Mbappe has gone on to become one of the most sought-after players in European football following his spectacular performances for PSG since he arrived from Monaco for a fee of €145 million plus €35 million in add-ons. The French international has gone on to make 176 appearances for the Ligue 1 side while scoring 136 goals and providing 36 assists across all competitions. The 22-year-old has helped the French club win three Ligue 1 titles, three Coupe de France cups and two Coupe de la Ligue so far during his stint with the club.
Mbappe was the subject of multiple big-money bids from Real Madrid over the summer as they attempted to lure the Frenchman to the Santiago Bernabeu. The World-Cup winner was reportedly interested in a move to the Spanish giants the previous summer as the club offered €220 million to the French side on deadline day. Mbappe, who has less than a year remaining on his current deal hasn't penned an extension with the French side and speculation continues to persist over the 22-year-old's future.
PSG’s sporting director Leonardo has insisted that the French forward enjoys a deep relationship with the club and is confident that he will remain at the Parc des Princes beyond the 2021-22 campaign.
"I don't see Mbappe leaving at the end of this season. Nobody is thinking about the future of Paris Saint-Germain without Kylian. Kylian sort of represents the difference between the superficial and the deep. Kylian's relationship with Paris Saint-Germain is deep. That's why we don't think about anything else,” Leonardo told Canal Plus.
"Kylian represents many things. Not only because he is French or one of the best players in the world. He has a way of being that we like and one that everyone likes," he added.