Mbappe Targets Move Away From PSG

Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe reacts during the Ligue 1 match between Olympique de Marseille and Paris St Germain, at Orange Velodrome, in Marseille, France, on October 28, 2018. Photo: Reuters

Kylian Mbappe has disclosed that he would welcome more responsibility at either Paris Saint-Germain or another club.

The forward said this on Sunday at a ceremony where he was named Ligue 1’s player of the season at the French Professional Footballers Association Awards.

The forward has scored 40 goals in all competitions for the French champions this season, and he is only behind Barcelona’s Lionel Messi by two goals in the race for the European Golden Shoe.

He earlier won the young player of the year prize for a record third year in succession.

France-based newspaper, L’Equipe, published a transcript of his speech, in which Mbappe said: “It’s a very important moment for me, I 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.”

“It’s truly a pleasure, the only trophy I was missing! I am very happy.

“I want to first dedicate this to president Nasser (Al Khelaifi). 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 St Germain where I succeeded in adapting my game in my first year and changing position this year.”

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