Kylian Mbappe: PSG superstar fuels transfer speculations amidst interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid while receiving player of the year award.
Kylian Mbappe was phenomenal for PSG this season as he scored 32 goals and provided 6 assists in 28 appearances in Ligue 1. Considering his exploitative performances, French Professional Footballers Association named him the player of the season.
Whilst receiving the award, the 20-year-old player fueled his transfer speculations. L’Equipe published a transcript of his speech, he gave in the award ceremony.
“It (the award) is an important moment for me, a turning point in my career… The moment of having more responsibilities, maybe at PSG, maybe elsewhere,”
“For me, it was the moment to say it… When I say something, I think about it,” he said, reiterating his desire to have more “responsibilities. If it’s at PSG, it’s good, if it’s elsewhere, it will be elsewhere for a new challenge.” said Mbappe.
The player has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid as his compatriot Zinedine Zidane wishes to land the youngster to Spain amid Los Blancos squad overhaul.
The Real Madrid manager has confessed that their will be a massive transformations in the team this summer. Additionally, the lack of quality upfront in Los Merengues squad suits the required situation asked by Mbappe.
Moreover, the financial backing and probable arrival of Eden Hazard can lure the world-cup winning player to join the Spanish club.
On the other side, Manchester United have also shown interest for Mbappe and are vying for quality reinforcements this summer, after facing an underwhelming campaign.
Further, Ole Solskjaer has also signaled the possibility of major transfers. Kylian Mbappe will be a massive upgrade to Manchester United front-line, if the Norwegian manager able to hijack the deal.
The star further emphasized the point to reporters after the ceremony. “I said what I had to say. When you are in such an occasion you can send messages, I think I have sent mine. If I speak more it will be too much and that is not the message I wish to send.”
However, it would be not easy for the French superstar to leave Les Parisiens, as they bought him to fulfill their goal of European dominance. Moreover, PSG are known for their stubborn attitude, whenever some other club tries to hijack their key players.
How twitter reacted
Mbappe publicly threatening his club for a better contract, a position closer to goal (for better stats) & more power in the transfer market.
A 19 year old. Everything that’s wrong in football today. pic.twitter.com/p74VMLw2F7
— Laportismo (@MoRosement) May 19, 2019
neymar after that mbappe statement earlier tonight
— ⚡️ (@MDepay11) May 19, 2019
Mbappé: I'm at a crossroads in my career
— Jonny (@Firtinho) May 19, 2019
PSG will play their final Ligue 1 match of this campaign against Reims. Presently, Mbappe is four goals behind Lionel Messi in the race of European golden boot.