Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, stated that the failed attempt to buy Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain has been “forgotten” following the club’s Champions League victory at Stade de France.
Following their 1-0 showpiece triumph over Liverpool, the Blancos boss praised the club’s “perfect season.”
The Mbappe transfer saga ended on May 21, when the forward announced his decision to sign a new contract with PSG. Madrid’s preparations for their 17th European Cup final were overshadowed by the Mbappe transfer saga, which ended when the forward announced his decision to sign a new contract with PSG.
Mbappe had agreed to terms with Los Blancos before doing a U-turn on his future, which startled the Spanish giants, but they did not allow it to affect their performance on Europe’s greatest stage.
Florentino Perez had something to say about Mbappe
On Saturday night, Real Madrid won the Champions League for a record-extending 14th time, defeating Liverpool 1-0 in Paris thanks to a second-half goal from Vinicius Junior.
Perez was asked if he was still upset over missing out on Mbappe after the game, and he responded quickly, indicating that he has already moved on.
“Today there is no Mbappe, today there is a Real Madrid party,” said the Blancos chief.
“Madrid will always continue to work on having the best players. The Mbappe issue is forgotten, nothing has happened.
“Madrid has had a perfect season and it is a forgotten issue.”
Madrid has ‘beaten the biggest budgets’
Despite being underdogs in all three knockout stage matches, Madrid defeated PSG, Chelsea, and Manchester City to reach the final.
Liverpool were also strong favorites to win the showpiece, but Perez isn’t astonished that Madrid defies the odds once more.
“We have defeated the highest budgets, that is why they also have the top players and they have been highly respected by everyone,” the president of the Santiago Bernabeu said.
“But the difference is that in Madrid we do not distribute any dividends, the dividends that we distribute are the way to understand the football, the way of understanding values, dedication, sacrifice, fighting spirit, communion with the fans, values that we have inherited from Don Santiago Bernabeu.
“I have always tried to stay on the path that Santiago Bernabeu marked out for us.”