Ever since Kylian Mbappe made his way to the headlines, Real Madrid have been eagerly trying to warp their hands around him, even before he joined Paris Saint-Germain.
However, although the striker has been tied with Los Blancos for years, the team has never actually been able to pull off a move for him, and it doesn't look as if he's intending to leave PSG for the time being.
But, why has he never completed his move to Real Madrid? he's openly admitted to being a fan of the club, he loves Zinedine Zidane, he admired Cristiano Ronaldo, they want to sign him and they have the money. So what's stopping him?
According to AS Monaco's vice president Vadim Vasilyev, the wonderkid told him that's it's just too early for him to leave his beloved homeland:
Why did he not sign at Real?. He told me: 'Vadim, I think it's too early, I'm Parisian, I do not want to leave my country like that, I want to become a great player here'.I told him, 'Kylian, you're right'. He wants to win. And of course, the Champions League must be won for a player like that.
If he wins it with Paris, it's better. He remains the same person, the same Kylian. It's just that he has gained importance, power in the global landscape. I know Cristiano Ronaldo quite well, and he always wants to break all records, go further. Kylian is the same," Vasilyev told Telefoot.
Mbappe is one of the most prolific scorers in the world and his talent goes further than what we've seen in ages, but he's just 20 years old. He looks like a veteran out there and is already a World Cup winner, but he still has plenty of time to win a UEFA Champions League at home and then dominate at Santiago Bernabeu.