PSG signing Kylian Mbappe admits he enjoyed his time with Chelsea as a junior trialist.

Mbappe spent a week at Chelsea at the age of 11, playing in a game alongside Tammy Abraham and Jeremie Boga, currently both on loan at Swansea and Birmingham respectively.

And the France international admits Chelsea‘s facilities were a “whole new world” from his amateur club AS Bondy.

“It was a wonderful experience,” Mbappe said. “Chelsea was the first great club, the first big club, that I went to visit.

“So it was a real discovery for me. I was coming from my grassroots, amateur club. It was a whole new world.

“Of course I had an idea what a great football club was like but I was really impressed by the working culture and the mentality of wanting to be better day-in, day-out.

“And visiting this infrastructure helped me, actually, with my development.

“I saw things differently because up until then I had just a French mentality and after that I could pick what was positive in other mentalities and build my own.”

Meeting Chelsea stars Didier Drogba and Florent Malouda and having his photograph taken with them reinforced Mbappe’s desire to be a professional footballer.

Mbappe added: “That idea has been reinforced since I was a kid – not just because I went to Chelsea.

“I always thought: ‘I want to be there, I want to be one of those big players who is trying to give people fun out of the game’.

“And I have given everything to reach that objective. Now I am on the other side of the camera, on the other side of the TV. That’s the only difference.”

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