Kylian Mbappe has admitted his next career goal is to win the Champions League and has pledged to do so with current employers Paris Saint-Germain.
Mbappe came close to leaving PSG for Real Madrid last summer but, after a year of continued uncertainty both on and off the pitch, remains the subject of intense speculation.
With a contract that runs until 2024 – Mbappe can also trigger a 12-month extension – the Frenchman is approaching the end of his current deal and Real remain keen to take him to the Santiago Bernabeu in the near future.
However, Mbappe has now insisted he remains determined to win the Champions League with PSG, vowing to bring Europe’s biggest prize back to the Parc des Princes.
“My next goal in my career is to win the Champions League once and for all, I think,” he told Tout Le Sport. “I’ve already played in the final, the semi-finals, the quarter-finals, the round of 16… I have everything, but I still need to win. That’s all I need in my career.
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“I want to win the Champions League at Paris Saint-Germain, I’m from Paris and I have a contract. So it will be at PSG.”
Mbappe’s comments come after his public dispute with PSG over his image usage in a season ticket promotional video. He insisted the club was not ‘Kylian Saint-Germain’, but manager Christophe Galtier labelled the whole thing a misunderstanding.
The 24-year-old has enjoyed another stellar season, racking up 31 goals and eight assists in 35 games in all competitions this season, but that has not been enough to take PSG to the next level once again.
PSG are just six points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 standings, which is well below their usual standards, while they were comfortably dumped out of the Champions League at the hands of Bayern Munich in the last 16.
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