Kylian Mbappe Explains Why He Rejected Tom Holland’s Request at Ballon d’Or 2021 Ceremony

Published 12/30/2021, 1:00 PM EST
PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 11: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund at Parc des Princes on March 11, 2020 in Paris, France. The match is played behind closed doors as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). (Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images)


Kylian Mbappe is one of the biggest superstars on the planet currently. The French world cup winner is still only 22 and will soon be a free agent in six months’ time. As a result, the forward is in high demand, and the onus is on Paris Saint Germain to keep their star to themselves.

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Big clubs like Real Madrid and Liverpool are in the running for the forward’s signature and it’s highly possible that he might leave Paris in summer. While where he goes next remains to be seen, we’re certain of where he won’t go for sure.

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Kylian Mbappe refuses to play for Tottenham Hotspur

In an interview with CNN Sport, the reporter asked Mbappe if he was willing to join Tottenham Hotspur in summer. She brought up the fact that Spiderman superstar Tom Holland also asked him to join Spurs during the Ballon d’Or ceremony, earlier this year.

However, the Frenchman didn’t budge and refused right away. Regardless, he admitted that it is a great club with a great stadium. Mbappe also has a few teammates from the French national team who play at Spurs, but it’s not enough to change his mind.

Yeah, he’s asking me about it but no. It’s a great club with the new stadium. I have friends who play there, Tanguy Ndombele, Hugo Lloris,” Mbappe said.

Mbappe says that he’ll never play for Tottenham Hotspur in his life

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Kylian Mbappe was respectful of the North London club as he talked about their prospects in the Premier League this season. He even appreciated the technical caliber of their manager, Antonio Conte, and said that the future will be good for them. However, it was then that he dropped the hammer on the hearts of all Spurs fans.

I watched so many games of the Premier League of Tottenham too and I’m sure they’ll make something good this season with Conte because he’s a great manager. He knows what he does. So it’s good for them but I don’t think I’ll play for Tottenham in my life,” the PSG star revealed.

Soccer Football – The Ballon d’Or Awards – Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, France – November 29, 2021 Paris Saint Germain’s Kylian Mbappe during the awards REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

While some hail him for being honest, a few have condemned his comments as harsh and arrogant. What are your thoughts about Mbappe’s verdict?

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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