Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has confirmed that Real Madrid were interested in Kylian Mbappe before he joined Paris Saint-Germain.

The teen superstar switched to Paris from Monaco on what will initially be a season-long loan deal, with an option of securing the player after the end of the season. 

When asked about Real Madrid's interest in the 18-year-old, Perez replied:

“Yes we did think about (signing) Mbappe (over the summer) but we have a very complete squad,” Perez said in an interview with El Espanol, as quoted by  Football-Espana.

“It was difficult for us to fit in a young player like him, with a lot of promise. At PSG he will be able to play more often. He has a big chance to be a real star, as have our young players like Marco Asensio."

Real Madrid have recently revamped their transfer policy, focusing mostly on promising young talents rather than proven world-beaters. Perez is particularly proud of the system and talked the players Real went for this season. However, keeping his options open, Perez said Madrid won't miss out on 'marvelous players' if they become available. 

He added: “We have invested a lot in our youth system and also have brought in young players from other clubs such as Theo Hernandez, Dani Ceballos and Jesus Vallejo while others are out on loan like Martin Odegaard, Vinicius and Fede Valverde at Deportivo. These are spectacular players of 17, 18, 19 years old but that does not mean that if a marvellous player emerges we will not go for him.”

Madrid have struggled to find the back of the net recently, and selling Morata and Mariano doesn't look the best of ideas anymore. If the situation doesn't improve drastically over the course of the season, Real Madrid could make a move for a proven striker.