The reason why Paris Saint-Germain forward snubbed a move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2017 has been revealed.
The report in the AS says Mbappe decided to move to PSG over Real Madrid from AS Monaco two seasons ago due to the presence of Gareth Bale in the Los Blancos squad.
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Mbappe fears the prospect of facing a limited game time with the Real Madrid as he couldn’t see the possibility of dislodging Bale from the starting line-up, coupled with the fact that former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane could not guarantee him regular game time.
Had Real Madrid president Florentino Perez sold Bale to Manchester United, Mbappe could have signed for the European Champions, a source stated: "But Mbappé preferred to go to Paris because Florentino did not want to part with Bale...
Real Madrid has not relented in the effort to sign Mbappe as they seek to replace Cristiano Ronaldo who departed for Juventus this summer.