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Mbappe explains why he snubbed Real Madrid despite meeting Zidane

Mbappe has told the reason he snubbed Madrid despite meeting Zidane and ronaldo. In 2014 Mbappe was one of the most wanted youngster in Europe and Madrid were already monitoring his situation as he came through the Monaco youth ranks.

In order to convince the youngster to move to Spain , they sent Zidane and his childhood idol Cristiano Ronaldo . Despite this Mbappe rejected the chance to move to Madrid because his parents wanted him to grow on home soil.

“My parents wanted me to start my career in France, to be educated in France,” the 22-year-old told Paris-based magazine  L’Obs. “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…”

Two years later , Mbappe won the Ligue one title with Monaco and the next year moved to PSG on loan and this eventually became a permanent transfer for about £ 166 million.

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