What caused Kylian Mbappe to resent Chelsea FC in youth?

2018 World Cup Winner Kylian Mbappe is the most valuable soccer player of the world and currently renewed his contracts with Paris Saint Germain after snubbing a potential Real Madrid move this summer.

Mbappe as a French player got a number of opportunities in his youth to join in numerous famous clubs outside of his homeland but remained on France ever since.

As a student of Clairefontaine Academy, Kylian found himself playing on different clubs like Charlton Athletic, Chelsea etc but ultimately started his professional career in AS Monaco.

Reasons behind discontinuing with Chelsea

At the beginning of his career, Kylian Mbappe was once invited along with his family to the Stamford Bridge by Chelsea’s scouting team to spend a week long training session in London.

Upon receiving the invitation, Mbappe traveled there and trained with Chelsea’s Under – 12 team and also played a friendly game against Charlton Athletic with whom he performed extremely well by beating them 8 goals to nil.

During that period, Sean Daly was the Charlton Manager and after his team’s defeat he applauded Mbappe by saying, “Whenever we play Chelsea, they have several young players we have never heard about before—they have a conveyor belt of outstanding talent from all over the world—and Kylian Mbappe was one of them that day,” 

Kylian as a non-league player was more than happy for his week of training at Chelsea’s facility and was quite impressed by the state-of-the-art training facility, which had only been operational for few years.

During his visit, Mbappe was also given a tour of Stamford Bridge in London where he met former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti and former star striker Didier Drogba, and received a Chelsea shirt with the inscription of “Kylian 10” on the back, which he placed in his bedroom after returning to France.

Kylian’s family, however, denied the request from Chelsea to settle down on London and on that sense famous Sports Journalist Spiro said, “They were quite happy to turn down Chelsea because they knew it was the first offer, not the last.”    


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