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Former PSG board member on Mbappe: “Even in the bathroom there were photos of Madrid”

A former PSG board member speaks on signing Mbappe from Monaco

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Former PSG board member Luis Ferrer spoke about signing PSG forward Kylian Mbappe from Monaco in an interview with AS. He mentions the Real Madrid memorabilia found in the 23-year-old’s home.

“I will tell you an anecdote. In this strategy that we outlined, there was a moment when we visited him at his home in the neighborhood of [former PSG sporting director] Bondy Antero Henrique and I. It was the end of May, almost with the season over. And suddenly I go to the bathroom, and even in the bathroom itself there were photos of Madrid... And I called Antero, “Go into the bathroom and see what’s there.” That was our situation...”

Ferrer also talked more in depth about PSG’s move to bring Mbappe in on a permanent deal and the circumstances around the footballing world at the time.

“It was a long job, almost a year. And Unai Emery was vital to bring him in, he got wet and said: “With me you are going to play as a starter. Be that as it may, you are my player.” And that’s fantastic to be able to convince someone when you don’t have the same tools, like, for example, a whole Real Madrid. And on top of that there was a difficulty, Neymar’s 222 million had caused that the business could not be done at that time, but a year from now.”