Luis Campos called himself into the RMC Sport microphone ahead of the meeting between PSG and Benfica on Tuesday at the Parc des Princes. The Portuguese leader has denied rumors surrounding Kylian Mbappe’s desire to leave during the winter transfer window. The French striker did not tell him that.
News of Kylian Mbappe’s reversal of leaving Paris Saint-Germain in January 2023 shook the footballing planet on Tuesday, a few hours before the summit duel between the Parisians and Benfica in France. Champions League. Information revealed by Daniel Riolo on Monday about RMC and confirmed by several media outlets before the match against Lisbon. But Luis Campos insisted on denying this information from the press before the start of the meeting in the Parc des Princes.
“It’s a categorical denial on our part. Whether he’s happy or not is a question you should ask him. It’s a very personal question. I see Kylian working,” the Portuguese leader from Paris Saint-Germain said into the RMC Sport microphone. Kilian is an extraordinary professional. For example, playing sick in the last game in Reims, he made an effort for the team. I see Kylian arriving with his teammates, happy every day and a great desire to work.”
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Campos: If he thinks about it, he’ll tell me
Luis Campos has again come out firmly in his denial of the rumors surrounding Kylian Mbappe’s future.
“I’m so surprised I’m with Kylian Mbappé every day and he never asks me, and I just asked the boss, he didn’t ask to leave in January. I don’t think he’s ‘thinking about it because if he thinks about it, he’ll tell me.'” He never told me, and I know he never told the president, that he wanted to leave in January, and it’s still the fate of PSG’s sporting advisor. It is information, not a statement, it is necessary to be very clear, which leaves a few hours before a very important match for us. It’s important to be in front of the press and that’s why I’m here. We have rumors every day, it’s normal when I have three of the five most important players in the world. Naturally, there are rumors.”
He relaunched Kylian Mbappe’s pivotal role at Paris Saint-Germain and his malaise, once again denied Luis Campos. The sports consultant confirmed seeing a capable player during the training sessions of the team led by Christoph Galtier.[Sur son rôle de pivot] It’s another thing. Kylian Mbappé arrives at Camp des Loges with great desire. Luis Campos said again before today’s C1 match: He’s not only a great professional, he’s exceptional. We see him every day with a great desire to give the best to his city club in his country.”
Luis Campos continues to speak firmly about the future of Kylian Mbappe: “In my opinion yes (he stayed in January). He never said anything to me. Nor to me… and I’m just asking the question to the president. For it is clear that Kylian Mbappe is still following his contract. With Paris Saint-Germain, as the Luciennes leader concluded on this question. But it is no coincidence that such information appeared two or three hours before a match against Benfica. “