Why Mbappe must remain at PSG – Olatunji-Okuku

Kylian Mbappe will make a poor decision leaving Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid, according to top Nigerian football administrator Samuel Olatunji-Okuku.

The 22-year-old’s deal at Parc des Princes expires next summer, nonetheless, Real Madrid are confident they can force a sale before the transfer window closes next week.

According to Goal, the 13-time Champions League winners have already submitted a €160 million (£137m/$188m) opening offer to sign the 2018 Fifa World Cup winner.

As Mbappe’s imminent move to Santiago Bernabeu continues to generate reactions across the globe, the respected club owner has highlighted reasons why the Frenchman must continue his stay in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.

“Football-wise, it will be a poor decision if Mbappe leaves PSG because right now, he has the rare privileged of playing alongside the best talents in the world,” Olatunji-Okuku told Goal.

“What PSG have lacked over the years are experience and leadership to be able to go on and make things happen in the Champions League.

“With [Sergio] Ramos, Neymar in his prime and obviously [Lionel] Messi, these people bring their wealth of experience to the fore and the French team could achieve their dreams of ruling Europe.

“Even PSG would not have imagined that one day, they will have the assembly of this great squad – a perfect blend of experience and youth.

“Should he decide to leave eventually, it would be a case of a young boy who wants to realise his dreams of playing for one of the greatest clubs in the world as well as stepping out of the shadow of Messi.”

The Tripple 44 Academy proprietor also claims staying in PSG to win the Champions League – where he would write his name in the history books – is an appealing reason, instead of heading to Spain where things could go wrong.

“Mbappe should also know that Real Madrid have won everything in football, and he would definitely not do anything special at the Santiago Bernebeu,” he continued.

“Instead, what he would face is more pressure because many would look up to him to score at least 50 goals a season like [Cristiano] Ronaldo.

“That being said, I will implore him to remain in France where he is king and has a higher chance of writing his name in the history books with PSG.”

Mbappe has featured in all three of PSG’s Ligue 1 games so far in the 2021-22 campaign, scoring his first goal against Brest.

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