EFESports Desk

Money was not the reason Kylian Mbappe decided to stay with Paris Saint-Germain rather than join Real Madrid, the president of the French club told Spanish sports daily Marca in an interview published Tuesday.

"I have great respect for Real Madrid as a club, they're a great club, but Kylian has never decided to renew for the money, that's the first thing. Madrid's offer was better than ours," Nasser Al-Khelaifi said.

"We didn't talk to him or his family about money until the last moment. Kylian was above all interested in the project, in football and sport. He is Parisian, he is French, and he wanted to stay here to represent his city and his country, his club," the chairman of Qatar Sports Investments said.