Kylian Mbappe turned down the opportunity to play for Manchester City before he left Monaco for PSG, but it definitely wasn’t Guardiola’s fault.
“When the season finished in May, my idea was to stay. There was not another possibility in my head,” Mbappe told L’Equipe.
“When I met with some coaches, I told them, and they can confirm, that my priority is Monaco. And if Monaco does what I expect, I wouldn’t want to leave. After that, something happened and I changed my position.”
“I didn’t say no to Guardiola but I said no to Manchester City. When I saw him, we talked about tactics, how he could use me. That’s really a coach that feels football.”
“He has won everywhere and transmits a passion to you. I love coaches that just talk about football. He’s like the PSG coach Emery.”