After a full-full season during which he turned from a ‘promising’ player to one of the hottest youngsters in world football, it’s time for vacation. Vacation, and some very serious thinking.
We’re going to go away with the family and we’ll think about what’s going to happen
Kylian Mbappe told reporters after France’s 3-2 win over England in a friendly game at Stade de France.
We have to sort it out, see what happens with the club too, because I’m under contract with a club, I’m not free. We’ll see what happens
the Monaco striker said, fully aware of the fact that nothing will happen this summer without the consent of the France champions.
The 18-year-old was then asked to comment specifically on Real Madrid’s reported interest in him, and his reply disclosed something that wasn’t widely known.
Real Madrid? They have been trying to recruit me since I was 14
Mbappe said smiling, rather enjoying the fact that such a huge club have been trying to make him theirs ever since he was practically a… kid.
As for how Madrid intend to pay the big money needed to sign Mbappe, it looks like they are willing to sell both Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez, which should leave them with more than enough to satisfy Monaco’s demands.