The vice-president of AS Monaco has confirmed that the club had an agreement with ?Real Madrid over the sale of Kylian Mbappe before the Frenchman decided to go to Paris Saint-Germain instead.
Vadim Vasilyev admitted that Los Blancos had bid
AS Monaco chief Vasilyev: “I remember we were in training, Real Madrid calls me & said, ‘We accept the €180m for Mbappé’. I tell Kylian, ‘We’ve received an offer impossible to refuse, it’s your dream club!’. It was up to him to decide & he said to me, ‘I want to go to Paris’.” pic.twitter.com/luVCCR2ZkZ
— M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) May 23, 2018
“We never wanted to make the choice for him, it was up to him to make his decision. He told me that he wanted to go to Paris and, after that, there were so many details that had to be resolved that, until the final moments, I doubted the deal.”
“I never liked talking about age. If you’re good you play, if you’re not good you don’t play. If you’re good, you take the responsibility. If you’re not good, you shut up and watch the others. Don’t talk to me about age, talk to me about levels.”
– Kylian Mbappé. pic.twitter.com/ZImIGSBQCt
— Football Stuff (@FootbalIStuff) May 26, 2018
Mbappe ended up moving to Paris in a
Mbappe has enjoyed an excellent debut season at the Parc des Princes, scoring 21 goals in all competitions as PSG won the domestic treble of Ligue 1 title, Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue.
Mbappe has been included in Didier Deschamps’ World Cup squad, with France among the favourites to lift the trophy in July.