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Rafael Nadal makes transfer wish for Mbappe after World Cup heartbreak

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The PSG star failed to lead France to their second consecutive World Cup title in Qatar.

Rafael Nadal has expressed his wish to see Kylian Mbappe in Real Madrid’s jersey.

Mbappe came close to joining the Blancos last year, but Paris Saint-Germain managed to tie him down to a new contract in May.

The 24-year-old then played for France in a quest to defend their World Cup title in Qatar. 

Mbappe became the tournament’s top-scorer after scoring a sensational hat-trick in the final. But that wasn’t enough to stop Argentina from beating Les Bleus and claiming the trophy. 

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As a Real Madrid fan, Nadal hopes to see Mbappe at Santiago Bernabeu at some point in his career.

“I don’t have to forgive Mbappe for anything and as a Madrid fan, if he could, come tomorrow,” Nadal said.

“In the end, things happen in sports and I suppose that such a young boy was overwhelmed by such tremendous pressure from all angles that in the end… I think he wanted to come to Madrid, but due to many factors, everything was very complicated for him. Hopefully we can see him in Madrid in the future.”

Mbappe returned to PSG’s training less than 72 hours after losing the World Cup final. The Frenchman is preparing for his side’s upcoming Ligue 1 clash against Strasbourg on December 28.