Monaco: Only two clubs were serious about signing Mbappe

Date published: Monday 16th October 2017 10:45

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev says that only two clubs were ever really in contention for Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe was the hottest property in world football this summer, and eventually opted to join Paris Saint-Germain on a season-long loan deal.

That move will become permanent for a fixed sum in 12 months, as PSG beat Real Madrid to the teenager’s signature.

Vasilyev says other clubs “were really circling around” the striker, but never entered serious negotiations.

“The other clubs were really circling around, talking to us but the only other one that became public was this one (Madrid),” Vasilyev told the Daily Telegraph.

He added, of Mbappe’s decision to join PSG: “Me, personally, I didn’t see him in Paris but I listened to all his arguments and tried to understand his feelings.

“He was born in Paris, he comes from Paris and he deemed it was too early for him to leave France which was also an argument.

“So we decided if the conditions were roughly on the same level as the other offer we have then, okay, we will let him go. But it was hard. He’s really incredible. I’m sure he will be a future Ballon D’Or (winner).”

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