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Zinedine Zidane Responds To Kylian Mbappe ‘Idol’ Praise

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Kylian Mbappe recently had great words towards Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, fueling rumors about a potential arrival in the Spanish capital. The French forward has been heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu and every time he speaks, you can tell he’s more than open to find a new challenge, with Madrid thought to be his favorite destination.

Mbappe admitted in a recent interview that fellow Frenchman and Real Madrid coach Zidane was his idol as a child.

Zidane was asked for his take on this during his pre-match press conference, and he responded by calling on the 21-year-old to be 'the example' for the coming generations, as reported by ​Marca.

"Now he (​Mbappe) is the example. We are examples for those who play football. I have been an example because some people liked how I played," Zidane explained, ahead of Los Blancos' Copa del Rey tie with Unionistas.

Rumors were putting Mbappe in Madrid over the summer, but Paris Saint-Germain managed to retain the player, who landed from Monaco for around €145 million back in 2017. If Real want to sign him, the France international would command a much higher fee, if he’s on the move on from the Parc des Princes shortly.

Mbappe has been great for Les Parisiens and Zidane has admitted that ​he is 'in love with' the World Cup 2018 winner; further, Mbappe himself confessed that it is his dream to play for Madrid in the future.

It looks like they have a big change to land the talented youngster, but this move won’t be that easy for Los Blancos.