Leonardo has been very critical of the way in which Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has openly spoken about the possibility of signing Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe.
The PSG sporting director pointed to a lack of respect from Real Madrid after several comments have emerged relating to Los Blancos' desire to sign the 22-year-old.
"This is another example of the lack of respect for PSG and for Mbappe," Leonardo said in an interview with L'Equipe.
"In fact, in the same week a Real Madrid player [Karim Benzema], then the Real Madrid coach [Carlo Ancelotti] and now the president [Florentino Perez] talk about Kylian as if he was already one of their own. I repeat: this is a lack of respect that we cannot tolerate."
This comes after Florentino Perez had intimated that there will soon be an agreement in place for Real Madrid to sign Mbappe.
"In January we will have news about Mbappe. We hope that on January 1 everything can be sorted out," the Real Madrid president told El Debate.
However, he later clarified his comments when speaking with RMC Sport.
"My words were misinterpreted. What I said is that we have to wait until next year to find out, always with respect for PSG, with whom we have a good relationship," Florentino Perez stated.- Source: Marca