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Thierry Henry defends Kylian Mbappe’s PSG stand-off

Thierry Henry, Kylian Mbappe
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Thierry Henry insists Kylian Mbappe remains respectful to Paris Saint-Germain and reckons the transfer saga has been blown out of proportion.

The France legend feels it is only natural for Mbappe to consider his options before making any decisions. The 22-year-old is out of contract next summer. Talks for a new deal with PSG have made little progress, causing people to question his commitment, as Real Madrid lurk in the shadows.

Reports from France claim he has rejected PSG’s latest offer, which would’ve kept him as the club’s third-best paid player behind Lionel Messi and Neymar.

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“I don’t know what is happening with Kylian Mbappe,” Henry told Amazon Prime of Mbappe’s situation. “We can always speculate and say a lot of things. Me, what I see is that he is still there, that he is training, he is walking, he is running and he is trying to create chances for his teammates.

“He scores, I know that well. He is a player who is also honoring his contract, he is doing nothing bad, and he is responding on the pitch, so be happy.

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“Like I often say, with an exceptional player, we are always looking for the little things wrong. I hope he will stay at PSG, I hope he will be good and we will see what the future will bring him because it is normal to evaluate things.

“But is he lacking in respect towards someone? No, I have not yet seen that. He is there, he is present, and he is even playing well.”

With Messi and Neymar currently unavailable, Mbappe has taken center stage on the pitch again for PSG this season. He currently has one goal and two assists to his name in three Ligue 1 games.

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