David Trezeguet urges Kylian Mbappe to stay at AS Monaco

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France. In fact, Real Madrid had been interested in the youngster for a while - even giving a then 13-year old Mbappe a two-day tour of their facilities five years back, something facilitated by the then advisor to President Florentino Perez, Zinedine Zidane.

Kylian Mbappe held a meeting with Monaco officials over the weekend to discuss his future and informed the club that he only wants to sign for Real Madrid.

The 18-year-old French global scored 15 Ligue 1 goals in Ligue 1 last season, playing a major part in his club's title-winning campaign.

Day after day Mbappe is linked with a move to one of the top sides in Europe with Monaco doing their utmost to hang on to their prized asset.

The France global scored 26 times in all competitions for Monaco last season, but Trezeguet, who represented the likes of Monaco and Juventus during a glittering career, has urged the teenager to continue his development at Stade Louis II.

"In the semi-final, we played Monaco with Juventus, and we knew he is a player with a great future and that's the most important thing", he told reporters at a France Legends v Italy Legends exhibition game.

"He doesn't have a whole season playing every single game, every weekend, so we have seen his potential, which is incredible, but if he leaves Monaco he doesn't get the security or the guarantee to play regularly if he goes to a bigger club".

According to Marca, the 18-year-old will only quit Monaco if a move to the European and La Liga champions presents itself.

"But everything moves fast in football". Monaco has known a special case with Anthony Martial going to Manchester [United].

If this is true it is a bit of a blow for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger but, as I say, it was always a long shot.



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