At 19 years old, France star Kylian Mbappe boasts a CV better than most footballers today. Clubs around the world would love to have him, but Premier League side Chelsea missed that opportunity back in 2012.
Mbappe led AS Monaco to a Ligue 1 title before joining Paris Saint-Germain last year. The attacker, who became the second most expensive footballer behind his teammate Neymar, helped PSG to a local treble last season as well. To add to that, he starred in his nation’s FIFA World Cup triumph this summer.
The former Monaco player was heavily linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer, however, the rumour died off after Los Blancos released a statement about not being interested in the French superstar. Any team would love to have Mbappe in their ranks today, but Chelsea will be the one regretting the most as they blew away a chance to sign the prodigy when he was just 13-years-old.
Chelsea’s former scout, Serge Daniel Boga, brought the starlet to the club’s training facility in Cobham. Mbappe immediately impressed during his trial and the Blues wanted to hand the winger a second trial.
However, that was not received well by the player’s mother. Mbappe’s mom put forward a ‘take it or leave it’ offer to Chelsea as she wasn’t happy that his son will have to attend another trial at the club. She even warned that if the Premier League side doesn’t take him, they will have to come to back with €50 million to buy him.
“Listen, my boy won’t be coming back. If they want him they have to take him now or in five year’s time they will be coming back to buy him for €50 million!“, Mbappe’s mother told Boga.
This is just the proof that Mbappe blew away even his mom’s expectations. When his mother believed that Chelsea will regret their decision and will have to come for him with €50 million, he was brought by Paris Saint-Germain for a fee that is more than thrice of that amount.