Kylian Mbappe told to join a Premier League club instead of Real Madrid | Football

Robert Pires wants to see Kylian Mbappe in the Premier League (Pictures: Getty)

Robert Pires says he would ‘like to see’ PSG and France superstar Kylian Mbappe join Liverpool this summer instead of Real Madrid.

Mbappe has reportedly agreed to join the Spanish giants at the end of the season, having informed PSG of his desire to leave earlier in the year.

The 25-year-old has enjoyed substantial individual and collective success since moving to PSG in 2017, winning five Ligue 1 titles and becoming the club’s all-time top goalscorer with 244 goals.

Mbappe helped France win the World Cup in 2018 and almost led the nation to back-to-back trophies, with Didier Deschamps’ side losing to Argentina in a penalty shootout in the 2022 final despite Mbappe’s hat-trick.

The French forward is on the verge of joining a Real Madrid side currently eight points clear at the top of La Liga and who still have aspirations of winning the Champions League ahead of a quarter-final tie against Manchester City.

Pires has revealed he was also close to joining Real Madrid during his playing days but turned them down to join Arsenal, the club he helped win two Premier League titles and two FA Cups.

‘I’m sorry, Kylian, but you weren’t the first player to say no to Real Madrid,’ Pires told AS. ‘I don’t know what decision he will make in the end, but I turned Madrid down because I had two other options.

Mbappe looks set to join Real Madrid this summer

Mbappe looks set to join Real Madrid this summer (Picture: Getty)

‘I’m sure that if I didn’t have the opportunity of going to Arsenal or Juventus I would have gone to Real Madrid. That’s for sure.’

Pires went on to say he would enjoy seeing his compatriot sign for Liverpool, where he could link up with Anfield hero Mohamed Salah.

‘I would like to see him at Liverpool,’ the ex-France star added. ‘It’s a great family club, there’s a good structure, no pressure, the fans are level-headed.

‘And I think a Salah-Mbappe partnership could be really explosive. I think he is capable of rejecting Real Madrid.’

Mbappe is enjoying another sensational season for club and country, scoring 37 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions.

It is only a matter of time before PSG secure yet another Ligue 1 title and the French giants also have their eyes on a maiden Champions League triumph ahead of a quarter-final clash with Barcelona.

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