At Real Madrid they started the wooing at 14 years old. And they deployed the man who was effectively their ambassador in chief for young French players, although now he is their coach.
Zinedine Zidane took the time to show Kylian Mbappe around Real’s training facilities when the boy came to visit. He is 18 now and football’s most-wanted teenager.
So although Arsenal have done well with Mbappe, having started their pursuit 18 months ago, they are lagging behind Real Madrid.
Kylian Mbappe’s breakthrough this season has seen his price rocket from £230,000 to £100m
The 18-year-old striking sensation has attracted the attention of Arsenal and Real Madrid
The Gunners want the French youngster to follow in the footsteps of club legend Thierry Henry
Gallingly for Arsenal, they were…