Zinedine Zidane has confirmed Real Madrid were close to signing sensation Kylian Mbappe before he joined Monaco.
Real Madrid are long-term admirers of the French teenager, who is arguably Europe’s most-coveted young attacker.
Mbappe joined Monaco’s youth set-up in 2013, but Zidane has revealed he had the chance to join Real Madrid.
“He was on the verge of signing for Real Madrid but he went to Monaco,” the Real boss said.
“He is a good player, what he is doing at his age is fantastic, but what’s important for me is what we are going to do on Saturday (against Athletic Bilbao).”