– Kylian Mbappe has explained why he refused Real Madrid’s mouthwatering offer when he was still a teenager
– The 22-year-old has developed his game, becoming one of the brightest prospects in world football
– Mbappe has won three Ligue 1 titles, one with Monaco and 2 with PSG as well as the 2018 World Cup with France
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Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he choose to finish his education and development in France when Real Madrid attempted to sign him as a teenager, Mirror.
The France international also had discussions with former Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane but that did not change his mind about leaving his country.
Mbappe broke into the scene at the age of 18, helping Monaco win Ligue 1 before moving to Paris Saint-Germain for a mouth-watering fee of £166million after a season on loan at Parc des Princes.
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The youngster has won three Ligue 1 titles and scoring an astonishing 132 goals in 171 appearances.
He told L’Obs:
“My parents wanted me to start my career in France, to be educated in France,”
“To play football, but also to continue my education. To go to Spain, even if it was with Zidane, it was another country, another culture…”
Mbappe won the World Cup with Les Bleus in 2018 and was given the young player of the tournament, an accolade he shares with Pele.
With one year left on his left on his contract at PSG, Real Madrid are back for the 22-year-old this summer as they will be looking to break the transfer record for a single player.
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Meanwhile, . had earlier reported that Kylian Mbappe stylishly evaded the questions about signing a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain following their Coupe de France final win over Monaco, Daily Mail.
The French striker scored and set up another to give the Parisians the win over his former club and landed Mauricio Pochettino’s first trophy as manager.
The 22-year-old was the star of the show on Wednesday night as he scored one and set up the other in a 2-0 win which sealed the French Cup for boss Mauricio Pochettino.