PSG: How Mbappé tried to lure Tchouameni

  • In an interview with France Football, Aurelien Tchouameni told how Kylian Mbappé tried to recruit him from Paris Saint-Germain last summer. But the former Monegasque had already made his choice.

Paris Saint-Germain have tried. It is no secret that the capital club wanted to recruit Aurelien Tchouameni last summer. Convinced by his good performances at AS Monaco, PSG believed that the 22-year-old midfielder could be an important asset in midfield, and so they tried their luck. In vain.

The French international finally headed to Real Madrid in a €100 million (including bonuses) transfer. Paris SG had a strong negotiator in Kylian Mbappé. The Parisian striker was also seduced by the talent of his French team-mate and tried to bring him to Paris, as was said at the time.

A. Tchouaméni – “there was no way!

In an interview with France Football, Tchouameni confirmed that the Parisian star had tried to convince him to sign for PSG rather than leave for Real Madrid. “At the end of the season especially, because he too was on standby (leaving for Real or extending his stay at PSG),” he said. It was a very cool discussion with Kylian. He wanted to know what I was planning to do. I also asked him what he was planning to do.

After hesitating for a long time between Real or PSG, Mbappé finally chose to extend his adventure with the French champions in May. Before continuing his seduction operation with Tchouaméni. “During the June selection, when it was decided that he would stay, he was teasing me with “Presko” (Presnel Kimpembe): “Come on, you have to come too (to PSG)!” But my choice had been made a long time ago. We were laughing about it, but…” But there was no chance of making him change his mind: “There was no way! A regular at Real, Tchouaméni has yet to regret his choice.

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