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‘I talked to Liverpool, my mum loves them – but things were not over for me at PSG’

Kylian Mbappe says turning down Real Madrid was his own choice – even after President Macron asked him to stay in his beloved France

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PSG striker Kylian Mbappe laughs during a press conference in Paris yesterday. Photo: AP

PSG striker Kylian Mbappe laughs during a press conference in Paris yesterday. Photo: AP

PSG striker Kylian Mbappe laughs during a press conference in Paris yesterday. Photo: AP

Kylian Mbappe has just completed his press conference and, immaculately turned out in a dark suit and crisp white shirt, takes a stool in the Salon Bastille, one of the plush executive suites upstairs at the Parc des Princes, to conduct this interview. Then he drops a little bombshell.

It was, he reveals, not just a straight fight between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid to sign the 23-year-old who is universally regarded as the most valuable footballer on the planet. He also spoke to Liverpool.


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