Kylian Mbappé isn’t going anywhere.
Unsurprisingly, the young Frenchman was just named best young player at the 2018 World Cup. Across seven matches he found the back of the net four times — while adding a stunner in the final against Croatia — en route to France’s triumph. And if you haven’t heard, he’s only 19 years old. Before playing for PSG, where he is now, he spent two seasons at AS Monaco scoring 27 goals and adding 16 assists across 60 matches.
So now that he has a tremendously successful World Cup under his belt, his star is only rising. Mbappé isn’t going to be a superstar, he already is one. Naturally that means a club like Real Madrid might want to swoop in at any moment. After all, they just sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus and need to find a replacement for him. That’s where Mbappé comes in, right? Well there’s just one problem with that.
He’s not going anywhere, per ESPN.
“Of course. One hundred percent,” he’d say when asked if he’ll be staying at PSG.
Reports earlier in the month had linked Madrid to the superstar in a staggering potential deal worth €272 million. As we know, PSG desperately need to sell off players this summer in order to avoid Financial Fair Play sanctions. That doesn’t necessarily mean selling Mbappé though, no matter how absurd the rumored deal is.
After all, the Ligue 1 champions have more on their mind than winning the league. They still couldn’t get over the Champions League hump after spending a ridiculous amount of money on Neymar last summer. They just got legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on a free transfer. Ronaldo is no longer with Madrid. If any year were the year to strike, it’d be this one.
Mbappé is coming off a fine first season in Paris in the meantime, tallying 21 goals and 16 assists across 46 matches. Now he wants to stay in Paris for at least another season.
Will PSG be able to take advantage of it?