A few days before making his Ligue 1 debut with his new team, Paris Saint-Germain, Kylian Mbappe talked about his decision to join them, instead of some of the other huge clubs that knocked on Monaco’s door.
Great players make history in their own country. If I had left France after six months I would have left as an eternal hope
the 18-year-old told Telefoot, obviously indifferent to the fact that Lionel Messi for example, or Cristiano Ronaldo, left their home countries way before becoming ‘great players’.
When you come to Paris you are at a club that has the ambition to be the best in the world, you have come to a club that wants to play in all the competitions. I’m going to give everything I have got to make history with PSG
Mbappe said, before revealing that Neymar’s choice to join PSG played a role in his own decision to move to Paris.
Playing with Neymar is something extraordinary. PSG already interested me, but having Neymar is an additional boost
the young France international said. A little detail that Mbappe forgot to mention is that no other club but PSG were willing or able to spend €180 million, an offer simply too fantastic for Monaco to ignore.