Zlatan Ibrahimovic tells Kylian Mbappe to make transfer decision amid Liverpool links
The PSG striker has entered the final six months of his current deal and can now negotiate a free transfer move to a club outside of France.
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Ibrahimovic insisted Mbappe should leave his home country to grow as a player and insisted there is only one club that should be his eventual destination once his PSG contract expires.
Advice from Ibrahimovic
The veteran striker told L’Equipe: “Only Kylian can answer you about where he has to go. It depends on what he wants, what he thinks.
“Me, I would have gone. But if I am PSG, I would try to keep him. It’s him who will decide. PSG want to keep him, obviously, but does he want to stay?
“I also think that there are other clubs that want him: if you are a manager, and you have the means and you do not want to take Mbappe, you are in the wrong business.
“He asked me, yes, and I told him: "If I were you, I would go to Real”.
“I had the chance to play in different teams, different countries, with different champions, and that’s how I learned and grew.
“Playing at home all your career is easier, in my opinion. Whereas if you pack your bags and go to other places, it’s an adventure.”
A date with Real Madrid
Intriguingly, Mbappe will face his Spanish suitors in the knockout stages of the Champions League next month after PSG were paired with Real Madrid in the last-16 draw.
Speaking after the draw, the France striker told CNN: “We have to be ready - it is time.
“It is the most important part of the season.
“Of course, we want to step up now.
“It has been two years that we have been reaching the final and semi-final so now we want to win it.”
What impact that tie has on Mbappe’s potential future move to Madrid - or anywhere else - remains to be seen.