Real Madrid didn't sign Mbappe due to Ron: Diego Maradona

Updated: Dec 16, 2017, 11:36 IST | Goal.com

Real Madrid passed up the opportunity to sign Kylian Mbappe ahead of PSG because of Cristiano Ronaldo's presence at the club, Diego Maradona claims

Real Madrid passed up the opportunity to sign Kylian Mbappe ahead of PSG because of Cristiano Ronaldo's presence at the club, Diego Maradona claims. Argentina legend Maradona revealed that he personally told Real president Florentino Perez to sign Mbappe. However, Perez suggested Ronaldo's presence at the Santiago Bernabeu was one of the main reasons why Real did not land Mbappe, according to Maradona. "For me, Mbappe is the revelation of football. I think he can surpass many.

Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona

"Why did Real not sign him? I told Florentino to sign Mbappe. I told him when we saw each other at Fifa." And when asked about Perez's response, Maradona replied: "He told me...'but you know I have Cristiano'."

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