The Paris Saint-Germain forward believed that Ousmane Dembélé should play alongside Messi.
Kylian Mbappé has revealed that he advised his fellow countryman to leave Borussia Dortmund to join the Catalans. The 20-year-old winger completed a switch from the German Bundesliga to the Spanish La Liga this summer in an initial €105m transfer, which could rise a further €42m based on bonuses.
Mbappé has now stated that he played an active role when it came to convincing Dembélé to take the offer.
“We discussed it and he asked what I thought about it. I told him to go because it is a great opportunity for him,” the 18-year-old striker told Foot Mercato.
“He can really become a great player playing with Messi and Suarez in attack. He will really progress. His talent is already incredible, but he can still reach a new level.
“That he can fulfill his dreams is what I wish for him. He managed to do it. In addition he is a friend, so it’s all good.
“We have this passion for football. All that talk about prices or whatever, it does not concern us. What concerns us is just on the pitch. We want to play as we have always played since we started in football, both of us in our home cities.
“It’s not a matter of value or principle, it’s just a matter of passion, feeling, that love of the game.”