Claude Makelele thinks it’s currently “impossible” for Kylian Mbappe to even think about a Real Madrid move as Paris Saint-Germain can’t allow it.
For several months, Real Madrid have been reportedly eyeing up a sensational move for Mbappe and have allegedly made attempts to sign him in this summer’s transfer window.
Club president Florentino Perez is super keen on the 20-year-old, who could potentially lead Los Blancos into a new era of greatness under the guidance of head coach and fellow Frenchman Zinedine Zidane.
And Real’s hopes of signing Mbappe received a welcome boost on Saturday after he reportedly told PSG that he will not sign another contract with them. Therefore, the Spanish giants will likely increase their pursuit for the talented youngster.
But Makelele, who played for both Real and PSG during his glittering career, thinks it’s way too soon for Mbappe to dream about the Santiago Bernabeu.
“He is impressive for his age, but I think Paris Saint-Germain will never let him out,” the former midfielder told Marca.
“Right now it is impossible, as he is the image of the club and the country. He has already shown that he is a phenomenon at the national team. He has football skills, character, personality…”
Makelele knows Mbappe very well after watching him develop first-hand, while working as a sporting director at AS Monaco between 2016 to 2017.
But the two-time Premier League and La Liga winner reckons his young compatriot and illustrious team-mate Neymar would be better off staying at PSG rather than pursuing moves to Spain.
Neymar is currently attempting to seal a return to Barcelona, who confirmed the reports last Thursday.
When asked if PSG would negotiate deals for either Neymar or Mbappe, Makelele replied: “I don’t think so.
“For them it is better to stay in Paris, to show that they have pride and that people who speak badly about them are wrong.
“In my time many people talked about players, but then they had to be silent after what they saw on the field. Life outside is one thing, but what counts is what happens on the pitch.”