Ever since he exploded with AS Monaco as one of the most promising players in the world, everybody thought Kylian Mbappe was going to end up at Santiago Bernabeu.
The Frenchman trained with Real Madrid when he was a teenager and grew idolizing Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane, and Raphael Varane would also help both parties come to an agreement.
However, Mbappe wound up joining Paris Saint-Germain and, while he hasn't missed a beat ever since, everybody still thinks it's just a matter of time before he joins Los Blancos.
Moreover, Zinedine Zidane did little to hush those speculations, as he claimed that he knows playing for Real Madrid is a dream of his when asked about a potential move for Mbappe:
"I don't know, it's the player who decides. At the moment he plays for Paris Saint-Germain, we'll see in the future if that changes. I know he always said his dream is to play for Real Madrid," Zidane told the press ahead of his UEFA Champions League fixture vs. Galatasaray, as quoted by Marca.
Los Blancos could certainly use Mbappe's talents and goal scoring this season, especially in the UCL, where they've struggled from the start and are in need of a triumph.
That's why Zidane was quick to play down the interest in Mbappe and focus on their game vs. Galatasaray, as they know they're facing a must-win situation:
"We're always happy to play at home but there's a responsibility as well because it's a Champions League match and we want to play a good game and for that, we have to be well prepared. We always go into these games with the same idea, the same attitude. We're in good shape, we know what we have to do and I'm not too worried whether it's like a final or not," Zidane concluded.