Kylian Mbappe- Superstar Striker
Kylian Mbappe has been one of the hottest prospects in the world since he first burst onto the scene at Monaco in 2016/17.
The Frenchman netted 26 goals in 44 games across all competitions as Monaco clinched the Ligue 1 title, and he also scored in the Champions League round of 16 as the impressive French side knocked Manchester City out of the competition.
His incredible season led to a move to Paris Saint Germain, for a figure well north of 100 million euros, and rumoured to be the second most-expensive transfer ever after club-mate Neymar.
Having now been in Paris for four years, Mbappe has shone. The 22-year-old has won the Ligue 1 golden boot three times in a row, and also netted in the 2018 World Cup final as he helped France lift the trophy.
His performances, however, have led to sides casting envious glances at the youngster. Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona are just three of the sides that have been linked with a move for Mbappe, although there has as of yet been no reports of anything further.
PSG take bullish stance over prized asset
Despite the interest in the player, PSG President Nasser Al-Khalaifi has shot down any prospect of a move away from Paris for Mbappe.
“I’ll be clear: Kylian Mbappé is going to stay in Paris, we’re never going to sell him and he’ll never leave for free.”
🚨 Nasser Al-Khelaïfi : “Je vais être clair : Kylian Mbappé 🇫🇷 va rester à Paris, on ne va jamais le vendre et il ne partira jamais libre.”
— Hadrien Grenier (@hadrien_grenier) June 6, 2021
Mbappe’s current deal at the Parc de Princes expires in twelve months, leading to the possibility that he could leave France on a free transfer. However, if the clubs president’s words are anything to go by, it seems that a new contract is on the horizon for the superstar.
Whilst it appears unlikely that Khelaifi can say for certain that Mbappe will remain in Paris for the rest of his career, the comment certainly pours cold water on any rumours that they Frenchman will be on the move this summer.