Kylian Mbappe is reportedly “not convinced” by Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti and would rather play under Jurgen Klopp.

Mbappe was desperate to secure a dream move to Los Blancos in the summer and turned down contract offers from Paris Saint-Germain.

Real are believed to have submitted a total of three bids, the highest of which was €200 million on transfer deadline day, but PSG refused to sell their No.7.

Mbappe’s deal at the Parc des Princes expires at the end of the season, however, and he is allowed discuss pre-contract terms with non-France based sides in January.

Image: PA

Real are still the favourites for his signature but according to El Nacional, via Sports Mole, the 22-year-old is not quite sold on the idea of playing Ancelotti.

The experienced Italian returned to the Santiago Bernabeu for a second spell in the summer and has seen his side win eight of their 12 games in La Liga, where they sit one point behind leaders Real Sociedad in second.


But Mbappe is apparently “disappointed” with the appointment of Ancelotti as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement and hopes there will be a change of manager.

In his ideal scenario, he would play under Liverpool boss Klopp in the Spanish capital.

Image: PA

It’s said the Frenchman would be delighted to play under the 54-year-old and feels his high-octane style of play would give him constant space to run into and showcase his key abilities.

Klopp’s name has been mentioned before by Florentino Perez as a managerial candidate but the German is more than comfortable at Liverpool, where he is contracted until 2024.

Klopp has seen out his contracts at both Mainz and Borussia Dortmund and has stressed he will take a year off once his stint at Anfield is up.

Image: PA

After failing to secure an exit in the summer, Mbappe has hit seven goals in 16 games in all competitions for PSG this term.

“I’m not going to be the hypocrite, my ambition was clear. We will see what happens – my future is not my priority now.

Discussing his situation in October, Mbappe said: “I am attached to PSG, and if I had left this summer, it would have only been for Real Madrid.

“I thought my adventure was over. If I had left, it would only have been to Real Madrid. Leaving PSG was the next logical step.”

Featured Image Credit: Image: PA


Leave A Comment

Recommended Posts