- PSG confirmed over the weekend that Mbappe had signed a new mega-money deal to remain at the club
- The move angered Real Madrid and La Liga, who termed the deal “scandalous”
- Mbappe further revealed that he briefly considered joining Liverpool at some point as he contemplated on his future
- Liverpool, according to Mbappe, is his mother’s favourite football club
Kylian Mbappe recently made an interesting admission – that he had engaged with talks with Liverpool as well amid the Real Madrid saga.
The 23-year old has been a hot topic over the past week after being involved in a sensational tug of war between Paris Saint Germain and Real Madrid.
PSG emerged as the unlikely winners of the tussle as it was announced over the weekend that Mbappe had signed a mega-money deal to remain at the French capital.
As expected, the move was not met very well in Spain, as La Liga slammed the new contract as “scandalous”, while journalists in Spain labelled Mbappe a coward.
Mbappe has been quite vocal since the announcement that he was staying at PSG and among his more sensational comments was the fact that he also had interest from Liverpool.
“We talked a little bit, but not too much. We talked a little bit,” Mbappe said as quoted by Daily Star.
“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!”
“It’s a good club and we met them five years ago.”
"When I was in Monaco I met them. It’s a big club. Of course, it was between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the end.”
Mbappe called Perez
Mbappe also revealed he contacted Florentino Perez, the Real Madrid manager, to inform him of his decision to stay in France.
This was contrary to initial reports which suggested the World Cup winner simply sent a WhatsApp message.
“Everybody knows I wanted to leave for Real Madrid last year and I think it was a good choice to leave last year. But now it’s different.” He said.
"I was a free agent and it was important to give back to my country. If I had left I would have left as a great player but there is a sentimental part. I don’t think my chapter is closed. Things were not over for me at PSG."
Messi's message to PSG
Elsewhere, Lionel Messi had an interesting message to Paris Saint Germain fans, confirming that he would be at the club next season.
The Argentine finished the season with a paltry six goals, which is way below the expected high standards that he has set over the years. He, however, assisted 14 times as PSG reclaimed the league title from Lille in a dominant fashion.
Despite an underwhelming performance on individual level, Messi expressed his happiness in winning the Ligue One title, which is his first trophy with the French giants
Source: Sports Brief News