Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals Kylian Mbappe asked for advice over Real Madrid transfer

Mbappe reportedly asked Ibrahimovic for advice over Real Madrid transfer
Mbappe reportedly asked Ibrahimovic for advice over Real Madrid transfer / Eurasia Sport Images/GettyImages

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed that Kylian Mbappe approached him for career advice amid links to Real Madrid.

Mbappe is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and is yet to take a decision on his future. He has been long linked with a move to Madrid, but reports last week claimed he could extend his stay at the Parc des Princes.

"Only Kylian can answer you about where he has to go. It depends on what he wants, what he thinks," Ibrahimovic told L'Equipe. "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."

Speaking last month, Mbappe said that he would not leave PSG during the winter transfer window. "No, in January no," he said, when asked about the possibility of moving in winter in an interview with CNN (via Marca).

"I'm happy with PSG and I will finish the season [with PSG] 100 percent. I will give everything I have to win the Champions League, the league and the cup and to give all the pleasure to the fans, because they deserve it.

"I think I deserve to win something great with PSG. I want to win everything this season. Paris is my city, it's where I was born, it's where I grew up. To play for PSG, it's an amazing feeling to play with your family and friends alongside of you.

"It's also a big pleasure for me to say to my kids and to my friends that I played with [Lionel Messi]. We have to enjoy seeing him in Paris. It's an amazing moment in the history of the game."