Kylian Mbappe: PSG star and Real Madrid target close to decision on future after winning Ligue 1 award

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Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he will announce his decision on his future before joining the French national team at the United Nations in June.

With his contract with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain expiring next month, Mbappe has been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Conflicting reports have suggested that PSG are hoping to tie the 23-year-old to a new deal in the French capital, with Bernabeu bosses sure to lure him to Spain.

Mbappe, who won the 2018 World Cup, has scored 36 goals and conceded 21 assistants to PSG this season, chasing the Parisians who won the 10th Ligue 1 title in the club’s history.

His 57 goals this season can only be scored by his international teammate Karim Benzema (59) among the top five European players this season.

Speaking at the Union Nationale des Footballeurs Professionels (UNFP) annual event in Paris, where he was named France’s top flight player for the third time in four years (no winner for the 2019-20 reduced campaign), Mbappe said he would soon announce where he intends to play for the season. coming.

Although Mbappe was not as clear-cut as he was at the 2019 event, when he made headlines for discussing a possible “new project”, he later said everything would be clear when he met his national team. at the end of the month.

“I made this mistake three years ago to host the event. I want to participate in the event, not seek fame,” Mbappe said, as reported by RMC.

“We’ll know very soon, it’s about to end. My choice, yes, probably.”

Speaking to reporters in mixed media after taking the award, Mbappe said: “I will officially announce my decision on the future before I join the French national team in June.”

Mbappe later expressed his happiness at keeping the Ligue 1 award in a social media post, writing on Twitter: “The best player in Ligue 1 for the third season in a row. Great pride in writing history again. This recognition warms my heart. And yes, thank you to my entire club. and the fans with confidence given this season. ”

Scoring and providing two assistants in PSG’s 4-0 win over Montpellier on Saturday, Mbappe has scored 245 goals in all competitions since making his debut for PSG in September 2017 (168 goals, 77 assists).

That figure is at least 98 more than any other player who has managed the club at the same time (Neymar is second with 147 goals).

France will play four UN matches in June, facing rivals in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Croatia, as well as a clash with Denmark and a trip to Austria.

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