Although Kylian Mbappé is strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid, the club have been aware of him for 11 years, Relevo have reported.
He first went to Madrid for some training and practice games in 2012, and his visit was an invitation from the club through Zinedine Zidane.
Mbappé has publicly acknowledged this visit to Madrid in an interview. When he was going to turn 14, on December 20, 2012, he travelled to Madrid. He was accompanied by his father, Wilfrid, his mother, Fayza, and a few other family members.
Whilst the young French forward was training during his visit, everyone saw that he was a special player. One of the head scouts described him as being “With Real Madrid’s DNA.” having witnessed all his sessions live.
After a couple of days of training, an 80-minute match was organised, 40 minutes each half, to see the Frenchman in action in more detail.
In the first half, Mbappé played as a right winger and in the second, as a midfielder. In both positions, he stood out and was described as being levels above his peers, both technically and psychically.
It is no secret that Mbappé has wanted to join Los Blancos for years and vice versa. The opportunity is there this summer and both parties will be keen to reach an agreement as soon as possible.
Japtej Ghura | GSFN