Kylian Mbappe hinted that his future may lie away from Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday night.
The 20-year-old surprised everyone at the Ligue 1 awards ceremony by admitting he feels now might be the time to take on more responsibility.
“It’s a turning point, it was the moment to say it,” Mbappé was quoted as saying by L’Equipe, per The Guardian. “I am whole.
“When I say something, I mean it. I said it. If it is at PSG, that’s good, if it is elsewhere, it is elsewhere.“
The France international, who scored 32 goals in Ligue 1 this season, added: “I have discovered a lot here, and I feel it is maybe the moment to have more responsibility.
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“I hope that can perhaps be at Paris Saint-Germain, that would be a great pleasure. Or maybe elsewhere with a new project.”
Mbappe has established himself as the most talented young player in the world and it would be a major blow for PSG to lose him.
PSG confirm Mbappe is staying
And the French club have shown they are keen to quieten rumours of a possible exit by releasing a statement in the wake of his comments.
PSG have confirmed that Mbappe will stay at the club this summer in a statement posted on Twitter.
"Strong ties have united Paris Saint-Germain and Kylian Mbappe for two years and the common story will continue next season," it reads.
"With a shared ambition to make history in European football, the year PSG turns 50, a highly anticipated moment to also write together a big page in the history of our club in which each player must put everything on their side, always working for the collective."
Mbappe's contract at the Parc des Princes doesn't expire until 2023, so there is no need for PSG to sell.News Now - Sport News