Emmanuel Macron on Kylian Mbappé: “I simply advised him to stay in France.”

Speaking in an interview to several local media outlets, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, was asked if he attempted to convince Kylian Mbappé to sign a contract extension with PSG, following the announcement that the French international forward will be remaining with the Paris club until June 2025.

“I assure you, I don’t intervene on any player transfers. I am like each citizen when it comes to sport, I want to see good play and to support the a team, like Marseille. I had a discussion with Kylian Mbappé in passing, simply to advise him to stay in France. When he is reached out to in a friendly and informal manner, it is the role of the president to defend his country.”

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