Then, the Real Madrid president smiled and replied “The man must be regretful”.
Mbappe’s contract was set to expire this summer, but the Frenchman decided to turn down Real Madrid’s offer and put pen to paper on a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain.
The Ligue 1 champions had previously rejected an offer from Los Blancos who pushed to acquire Mbappe’s services last summer.
Despite winning the league title, PSG didn’t live up to expectations in the Champions League last season.
They were knocked out by Real Madrid in the round of 16, with coach Mauricio Pochettino and sporting director Leonardo parting ways with the club.
The man who has succeeded Pochettino is Christophe Galtier, who was in charge of Nice last season.