The young French winger, Kylian Mbappe really makes many parties feel sorry, including Chelsea. How come? The player who was previously ignored by the Blues is now truly transformed into one of the best young players in the world.
Yes, apparently Chelsea had the opportunity to hook Kylian Mbappe in the past, to be precise in 2012. In fact, if things went well, the Blues could get the player’s services for free or for free.
At that time, Serge Daniel Boga as a Chelsea talent scout had found extraordinary talent in Mbappe. The player, who was still 13 at the time, was even invited to serve on probation at Cobham (Chelsea Headquarters).
Even though it was just a trial, Kylian Mbappe, who was still a child at that time, was still able to look good. Serge even said that his current skills were exactly the same as they are today.
There is already interest on the part of Chelsea to sign him, but there is one thing that remains unsettling, namely Mbappe’s attitude when the team is defending, where he cannot do much.
As a result, Chelsea asked the player to undergo a second trial, but the mother was offended by this and refused the Blues’ request. After that, Mbappe then left the City of London and returned to France.
“He has extraordinary skill, but in England they want to see players come down when they defend and become hard workers,”
“At that time, he was not a hard worker, defensively he was not there yet. When he got the ball, he was amazing, but without the ball, he didn’t work much,” Boga said in 2018 as quoted by Goal International.
Of course, Chelsea’s decision now only remains in regret because after that the player appeared to shine with AS Monaco before being bought by PSG for 180 million euros in 2017.
So far, Mbappe’s performance has continued to improve, he has won the 2018 World Cup with France, and has even just scored a hat trick against Barcelona in the European Champions League.