Zinedine Zidane has revealed that Real Madrid “almost signed” Kylian Mbappe before the wonderkid joined Monaco in 2013.
Mbappe has scored 17 goals and assisted a further 10 for Monaco this season, while starring in the side’s run to the Champions League quarter-finals, despite being just 18.
The forward claimed back in December that he rejected Madrid when still a youth player, and Zidane has now confirmed his countryman’s claims.
“He was almost signed by Madrid, but he went to Monaco,” the Coach told reporters.
“We know he’s very good. For someone his age, he’s doing something fantastic.”