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‘I Turned Down Man City, Not Guardiola!’

‘I Turned Down Manchester City, Not Pep Guardiola!’

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 10, 2017 09:02 AM @KeeganKruger

One of Europe’s most sought after talents revealed that he turned down the opportunity to join Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the latest transfer window.

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France international Kylian Mbappe was linked with Real Madrid, Arsenal and the Citizens before joining Paris Saint Germain on loan during deadline day.

The 18-year-old striker admitted that he did have talks with Guardiola, but opted against working with him because he did not feel that the Citizens was the right club for him.

"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 him (Guardiola), but I said no to Manchester City. When I saw him, we talked about tactics, how he could use me. That's 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 (Unai) Emery."

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Mbappe made 60 appearances for the Monaco, scoring 27 goals and assisting 16 further strikes.

Do you think the Frenchman made a wise decision to stay in Ligue 1? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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king mosha Joined: 17 Aug 2017
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king mosha Sep 12, 2017 02:44 PM
mbappe is overrated lets give him 2more seasons and see
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HDK 732 VP Sep 10, 2017 02:27 PM
60 matches 27 goals , mnfcm may be he's for the future , the past is below average . He's still young (18 years) let's hope he still has to deliver , there's too much hype about this boy .
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Realydoctor10 Sep 10, 2017 01:39 PM
Well done coach appreciate it
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Matayitayi Sep 10, 2017 12:26 PM
Mxmm whatever you talk too much boy
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Myaka weliPhefeni Sep 10, 2017 12:08 PM
On my side he was wrong bcz as a player,if u want to develop ur career u need to move to another league jst to prove urself as what Neymar did bt all was abt him,what he want to do or where good offer was frm EPL or other league
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Noerkie Sep 10, 2017 12:04 PM
It's because City is a small club lol
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Khosi-City Sep 10, 2017 11:25 AM
Gud you were too expensive
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Faysal Sep 10, 2017 10:40 AM
Go luck boy
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OMG_van_der_Oliphant Sep 10, 2017 10:35 AM
Great move
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Zindela S Sep 10, 2017 09:53 AM
Mbappe is overrated
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