Kylian Mbappé Hints At Paris Saint-Germain Exit At UNFP Awards

Kylian Mbappé Hints At Paris Saint-Germain Exit At UNFP Awards
May 20, 2019

Ligue 1 News Paris Saint-Germain

Kylian Mbappé has hinted about a possible move away from Paris Saint-Germain this summer and revealed he is seeking ‘more responsibility’ in a ‘turning point’ in the forward’s career.

The 20-year-old has scored 32 goals in the French top-flight this season, ten more than the second-highest Ligue 1 top scorer, Nicolas Pépé, who has scored 22 for Lille.

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Mbappé was named the Ligue 1 Player of the Season at the UNFP Awards on Sunday evening, however, he caught many by surprise with his power move comments that sent a message to the PSG board, demanding more responsibility at the club or he will move on.

As quoted by L’Équipe, the youngster said: “It’s a very important moment for me, I have come to a turning point in my career. I have discovered a lot here, and I feel it is maybe the moment to have more responsibility.”

“I hope that can perhaps be at Paris St Germain, that would be a great pleasure. Or maybe elsewhere with a new project.”

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Despite his words, that would have worried those above him at PSG, Mbappé then seemed to perform an instant u-turn in praising club president Nasser Al Khelaifi after picking up the POTY award, saying: “I want to first dedicate this to president Nasser. He has always been honest with me since the first day I arrived so I want to thank him. I want to thank everyone here who contributed to this championship.”

“It is now my fourth year in this league. I have seen a lot of things which have been rich in emotion. Firstly with Monaco where I was formed, we won the title. Then a totally different project with Paris Saint-Germain where I succeeded in adapting my game in my first year and changing position this year. But I want to say to you, ‘thank you’.”

Having already won the title, Thomas Tuchel’s side finish the season on Friday night, travelling to Stade Reims where a win would see them hit 94 points, having won 30 games from a possible 38. However, their Champions League elimination against Manchester United was yet another disappointment in the competition the club have spent big to compete in.

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