Mbappe sends strong message to PSG over his future
Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has called his future with the French champions into question, after winning the National Union of Professional Footballers’ (UNFP) Ligue 1 Player and Young Player of the Year awards on Sunday.
Mbappe has 32 goals and six assists from 28 matches this season and still has one final Championnat match left, to prevent Barcelona’s Lionel Messi from winning the Golden Shoe, by overcoming a four-goal deficit.
After the 20-year-old beat off competition from the likes of teammates Neymar for the prize, he remarked: “I think that it is a very important moment for me as I feel that I am approaching a first, or second, turning point in my career
“I have discovered a lot of things here and I feel that it is perhaps time for greater responsibility.
“I hope that it will be with PSG, which would be with great pleasure, or maybe elsewhere with a new project. However, I would like to say thank you.”
Mbappe followed that up by explaining in a mixed zone for the award winners, that he knew exactly what he was doing and intended to send “a message.”
“I said what I had to say. When you are at such an important event, you can send messages — I think that I sent mine.
“If I say more, it will become too much. It will not be the same and that is not the message that I want to send,” the former Monaco man said.