Speaking in an interview with France Football, Lionel Messi confirmed that he did not speak with Kylian Mbappé in summer to attempt to convince him not to join Real Madrid.
“Honestly, I had just arrived, I did not know him enough yet to go and speak to him about that and to give my opinion. A bit like everyone, I was waiting to see what was going to happen. But, in the end, he stayed with us and for me that is a great source of joy. It is another element in our favour to achieve our aims.”