World Cup winner Mbappe had for months seemed certain to sign for Real Madrid before being persuaded to sign a new three-year deal at PSG, the club he joined in 2017.
"We talked quite a bit," Mbappe said of his exchanges with Macron. "You can say that it was good advice. He wanted me to stay, that's part of the negotiations." Mbappe said that Macron was one of a number of different people to whom he had talked.
With that in mind, Mbappe also revealed that PSG would not block him from playing in the 2024 Paris Olympics. The Paris-born Mbappe was raised in the northeastern Parisian surburb of Bondy, part of the Seine-Saint-Denis department that is home to not only the Stade de France, but also several other Olympic sites including the Olympic Village.