‘Mbappe to stay at club next season’

Afp, Paris

22 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

French champions Paris Saint-Germain on Monday insisted that star striker Kylian Mbappe would stay at the club next season, despite the World Cup-winner hinting that he could leave.

The 20-year-old said on Sunday that he wanted more “responsibilities, maybe at PSG, maybe elsewhere” after winning the Ligue 1 player of the season award.

But PSG said in a statement on Twitter: “Strong ties have united PSG and Kylian Mbappe for two years and that story will continue next season.

Mbappe’s comments on Sunday, with Real Madrid reportedly attempt to lure him to Spain, appeared a calculated move.

“I said what I had to say. When you’re on stage you can send messages, I think I got mine across. If I keep talking it would be too much and that’s not the message I want to send,” Mbappe explained.