Former Real Madrid and PSG striker Jese Rodriguez is adamant Kylian Mbappe told him he would join the Los Merengues.
Mbappe appeared all set to sign for Real Madrid this summer before performing a shock U-turn and committing to a new three-year contract with PSG.
Jese, who has signed for Ankaragucu, declared: “I was very surprised. “He told me that he would sign for Madrid when I was there [Paris]. I don’t know why he didn’t come, I think it was due to pressure from outside the world of football.
“It’s my opinion, I think he was called by people who shouldn’t get involved in these things. If he was for football he would have gone to Madrid, but he made the decision that he considered.
“He felt a lot of pressure in many different aspects.”