Manchester City Chief Confirms They Cannot Sign Kylian Mbappe

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According to Manchester City chief Txiki Begiristain, the Citizens are out of the race to sign Monaco’s wonder kid Kylian Mbappe.

After a stellar 2016-17 season, there is no doubt that the French teenage sensation has been one of the most sought after players in Europe, as a number of elite clubs like Arsenal, Real Madrid, PSG, and Manchester City all have been linked with him for many months.

English giants Manchester City reportedly submitted two bids for Mbappe to lure him out of France, with Pep Guardiola being one of the managers that admire the player so much.

With the summer transfer window reaching its climax, the rumour mill about Mbappe has been buzzing in full swing, and it comes as no doubt that the football fans are keen to see where the 19-year-old will end up.

Monaco's Kylian Mbappe during training.

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Recent reports claimed Manchester City might fight with Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid to sign the talented Frenchman, but the club’s director of football, Txiki Begiristain, has ruled out the move by saying that the deal is impossible.

“We are out of the race,” Begiristain said at the Champions League draw in Monaco. “It is impossible to do it with the timing remaining.”

The Citizens have spent well over £200m in the summer transfer window, and even though the club’s director has ruled out a move for Mbappe, he added that they could be looking to recruit other players before the transfer window closes.

“We can try to do some movement but now we are very happy,” he said. “If something happens in the last days our job is always to be ready. If we think we can improve the squad, we will do it. As we are now, we are really happy,” Begiristain concluded.

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Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam  

United fan since Edwin Van der Sar denied Nicolas Anelka’s penalty to earn a dramatic Euro glory. Firmly believes that Lionel Messi deserves to win the Ballon d’Or until he plays this sport. One time writer for GiveMeSport and Roar. A regular contributor to Sportskeeda and BlameFootball.


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