Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he has held talks over a potential move to Liverpool on two separate occasions in his career.
In what had been believed to be a straight fight between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, Mbappe has claimed that Liverpool also threw their names in the hat to sign the Frenchman.
He told the Telegraph: ‘We talked a little bit, but not too much. We talked a little bit.’He said: ‘I talked to Liverpool because it’s the favourite club of my mum, my mum loves Liverpool. I don’t know why, you will have to ask her.
He told reporters he made up his mind as late as last week but insisted he was honest to all parties throughout and that he had personally contacted Real Madrid present Florentino Perez.
‘It was last week’ Mbappe said. ‘I didn’t announce it to my team-mates because the club didn’t want me to. They wanted that to remain a secret and a surprise for everybody, even though it was hard to keep surprises.
‘I think a lot of people had some information on Saturday. I wanted to call the Real Madrid president Florentino Perez before announcing it at Paris Saint-Germain.
‘I have a lot of respect for him and their club they have done a lot to make me as happy as possible. As a respectful person I owed to it to them to speak to them personally I though that was the best thing to do.’