Mbappe ‘already forgotten’, says Real’s Perez after Champions League win
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has insisted Paris St Germain striker Kylian Mbappe is not on the club’s mind as they celebrate a record 14th European Cup crown after his victory against Liverpool in Paris on Saturday.
Mbappe has been widely tipped for a move to the Spanish capital but signed a contract extension until 2025 at PSG last week in a dramatic turnaround, a move that has angered many Real players and fans.
“Real Madrid will always continue to work to have the best players, but today Mbappe is already forgotten,” Perez told reporters after a tap-in from Vinicius Jr gave them a 1-0 victory.
“Nothing happened, Real Madrid had a perfect season and it’s a forgotten issue, there’s only one party at Real Madrid.”
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Mbappe’s choice to stay with the French champions sparked a war of words between the parties involved after La Liga president Javier Tebas said he would file a complaint against PSG with UEFA because the agreement “attacked the economic stability” of the European game.
Ligue 1 president Vincent Labrune hit back at Tebas on Thursday, saying his disparagement of the French league and its players was “unacceptable”.