The former BVB scout has revealed that he tried to bring the Frenchman to the Westfalenstadion when he was on the Monaco books.
Sven Mislintat has revealed that Borussia Dortmund almost signed Kylian Mbappé for free in 2016.
Mbappé quickly became one of the most sought-after talents in European football after making his first-team debut for Monaco in December 2015.
By the end of his debut season at Stade Louis II, a host of major clubs had expressed interest in the Frenchman, with Mislintat now claiming that Dortmund was at the forefront of the queue.
What has been said?
The former BVB scout told the Kicker meets DAZN Podcast on his failure to attract Mbappé to the Westfalenstadion: “It was a real shame we couldn’t get Kylian in.
“Kylian Mbappé was [available] free at one point and there were many suitors. But we had no chance of winning that [race].
“If you could have robbed Mbappé of Monaco for free at that time, of course it would have been a great deal.”
Mbappé’s professional career since 2016
Monaco managed to keep Mbappé during the 2016-17 campaign, which turned out to be memorable for the French side.
Under the leadership of Leonardo Jardim, Monaco broke into the Ligue 1 crown as it advanced to the semi-finals of the Champions League, with Mbappé scoring 26 goals in 44 games.
After losing their national crown, Paris Saint-Germain moved to put Mbappé on their books and successfully negotiated a 180 million euro (£ 153 million / $ 212 million) deal with Monaco that made him the most expensive teenager ever.
Mbappé has taken his game to even greater heights since then, helping PSG win three consecutive Ligue 1 titles and become a World Cup champion with France on an international level.
How has Mbappé behaved in 2020-21?
Mbappé has continued to play a leading role for PSG this season, finding the net 30 times in 36 appearances in all competitions.
His stellar performances have helped the club fight once again for domestic supremacy and reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League, where Mauricio Pochettino’s team will face Bayern Munich in a repeat of the season finale. pass.
Mbappé will return to action for PSG when they face Lille in a clash at the top of the Ligue 1 table on April 3.
source: – target