How Chelsea missed the chance to sign Kylian Mbappe, revealed
Kylian Mbappe is pillaging opponents both on World and European stage. He continues to startle avid football fans with his dribbling skills and attacking flairs, and Chelsea, should have signed him years ago, admitted former Blues scout Daniel Boga.
The World Cup winner trained with Chelsea when he was 16, but the Blues turned their backs on what could have been a lucrative deal now.
The Blues’ evaluation of 16-year-old Kylian Mbappe at that time questioned not his dribbling skills, but his inability to win back balls when stolen from him.
Fayza Lamari, the player’s mother reportedly rejected another training session with the Premier League powerhouse, when asked to return young Mbappe for another trial.
Speaking to Goal, Boga explained: “I brought him over with his family.
“He was skilful, like he is now. He played against Charlton and won 7-0.
“We said, “Listen, we appreciate what we saw from you but we have to invite you back for another trial and we’ll see after that.
“I remember what the mother said to this day. She spoke in French and I was translating.
“She said to me, ‘Listen, my boy won’t be coming back. If they want him they have to take him now or in five year’s time they will be coming back to buy him for €50million!'”
It was understood defensively, Kylian Mbappe struggled and Chelsea wanted to receive him again in another training session.
Nonetheless, the Blues would have had to wait two more years to sign Mbappe according to EU or EEA rules, if the French forward had returned and aced his second trial at the club.