Kylian Mbappe has said that he will be a PSG player next season. The french forward gave the assurance while speaking with BeIN Sports at half-time in PSG’s 4-0 friendly win over Celtic at the Parc des Princes.
PSG has begun its preparation for the Coupe De La Ligue and the Champions League after the Professional Football League (LFP) suspended the 2019-20 edition of the Ligue 1 in April and declared PSG champions on points per match basis after leading second-placed Olympique Marseille with over 20 points with ten games remaining.
The Paris club had hammered Le Havre and Waasland-Beveren 9-0 and 7-0 respectively before dispatching four unreplied goals past the Scottish champions to get their match sharpness.
‘I will be here whatever happens next season’
The recent declaration of 20-year-old Mbappe has therefore scotched the on-going speculation about a potential move to either Real Madrid and Liverpool.
Since making exploits in Ligue 1 with Monaco, Mbappe has never stopped being in the sight of big clubs. But the French teenager said he is going to stay with the Parisien for the fourth year and will want to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary.
“I’m here. I’m in the project for a fourth year. The club’s fiftieth anniversary is an important year in the eyes of the club, the fans, and everyone, so I will be here whatever happens.”
Mbappé has never hidden his secret childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid. From this comment, it seems that the world cup winner still has some unfinished business in the French capital.
He also promised to bring more trophies to the club and always give his best. The trophy that has eluded the French capital team has been the Champions League despite clearing all the domestic trophies last season.
They are now in the last eight of the Champions League where they will face Italian debutant, Atalanta in a one-legged game in Lisbon.
“I’ll try to bring home trophies with the team and give the best of myself,” he added.
Tuchel delighted to have Mbappé
Also speaking highly of the young lad that joined PSG from Monaco in 2017, coach Thomas Tuchel said he was delighted to have him on board for at least another season. He added that the in-demand attacker is an important player to the club with lofty ambitions of French and European domination.
“Kylian has a contract with us, and we’re not ready to sell him. He’s super-important, he’s a key player, our player. It’s a gift to work with him, with players like Neymar, Di Maria, Icardi, Verratti, Marquinhos. They are extraordinary players,” said.
Tuchel during a press conference after the win over Celtic said the club is not ready to sell the prodigy. He lauded him for his partnership with Neymar and connections with other teammates on the pitch.
“It’s great! There’s a really good connection between him and Neymar. It gives a lot of pleasure to everyone. It’s a real plus for PSG. It’s fantastic,” he added.