Europe's top clubs on red alert as Mbappe hints at PSG exit

Tanya Simon
May 20, 2019

The world champion, who has scored 32 goals in Ligue 1 this season, has been sharing the front line at PSG with Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani and Brazil's Neymar.

'This is a very important moment for me, I am arriving at maybe the first or second turning point in my career.

"I feel it may be the right time to take more responsibilities", Mbappe said after succeeding Neymar as the league's best player.

He was named as the Ligue 1 player of the season on Sunday, but did not deny that a potential move away from France could be in the offing.

Elsewhere, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel was beaten to Coach of the Year by Lille's Christophe Galtier, as LOSC's Parisien-raised Mike Maignan also came out on top of Alphonse Areola in the goalkeeper field.

Mbappe opted against clarifying his comments further when asked to do so in the mixed zone at the glitzy awards gala, where he was presented with his award by Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

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The France global signed for the Ligue 1 champions in 2017 initially on loan then for a fee of £166million. "I am truly very happy", Kylian Mbappe said during his acceptance speech at the UNFP Awards in Paris.

At the last count, Mbappe has won the World Cup with France, but has failed to win a Champions League medal with PSG and might be heading to the Bernabeu to achieve this.

'If I speak more it will be too much and that is not the message I wish to send'.

His global stardom - surely eye-catching for the likes of Real - was shown when he became only the fourth footballer to feature on the cover of Time magazine in October, after Messi, Neymar and Mario Balotelli.

Mbappe's departure would be a huge blow for PSG, who were knocked out of the Champions League last 16 by Manchester United in an embarrassing fashion this season.

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