Unai Emery on Mbappe: He wants to play for Madrid not Barcelona


Former PSG boss Unai Emery has disclosed that French star Kylian Mbappe  will prefer a switch from Paris Saint-Germain to Real Madrid, not Barcelona.

According to AS.com citing Cadena SER, the French World Cup winner has been repeatedly linked with La Liga giants Real Madrid, moments after the PSG star hinted about the possibility of moving on for a “new project”.

But Ligue 1 champions PSG waved off Mbappé’s comments, stressing that the former Monaco star, who emerged the best player in Ligue 1 in the 2018-18 campaign will not be leaving Paris this summer.

However, Arsenal manager Emery says Mbappé was convinced to remain at PSG despite his desire to join Madrid during his spell at PSG, which came to an end after the 2017-18 campaign before joining Arsenal.

The 19-year-old Mbappe at that time just sealed a season-long loan with PSG from Monaco netting 21 times across all competitions.

According to Emery, the French champions had the option to sign Mbappe permanently, which they did, but the youngster is bent on moving to Real Madrid still.

“At some point, everyone pushed at PSG,” Emery was quoted as saying to Cadena SER. “I even talked to him and his father to stay.“He wanted to choose Real Madrid, he also had a chance at Barcelona, but he wanted Madrid eyes closed.