Sports

Kylian Mbappe hints at transfer as PSG superstar makes frustration clear

Kylian Mbappe has suggested he could move away from Ligue 1 in order to avoid the “tiring” criticism he faces from the French media.

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar believes he he is treated differently to his teammates in Dider Deschamps’ squad who play for clubs overseas.

Mbappe’s comments are the latest indication he is not happy with his current situation and will pursue a move away from Parc des Princes this summer.

The 22-year-old forward has no shortage of suitors abroad, with La Liga giants Real Madrid and Premier League champions Liverpool long-term admirers.

Mbappe also claimed no progress has been made in extending his contract with PSG – which will expire in the summer of 2022 – during a frustrated interview after France’s 1-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday.

Mbappe admits he is “tired” of the criticism he faces in the French media

“Of course it gets tiring,” Mbappe told RTL of the regular scrutiny he receives from the French media.

“Especially when you play for a club in your country and you give everything for your national team. After a while it gets tiring.

“It’s different for players who play abroad and only come back here for the national team.

“I’m there all the time, they speak about me a lot more. It’s a different context [to other players], but I knew it would be like that when I signed for Paris. We’ll see.”

Mbappe insists he faces heightened scrutiny because he plays his club football in France
Mbappe insists he faces heightened scrutiny because he plays his club football in France

Should Kylian Mbappe leave PSG for a new challenge this summer? Have your say in the comments.

Mbappe also confirmed pressure from the French media could influence his next move, adding: “Of course it plays a part, but it’s not just that.

“The most important thing is to feel good where you are, and to have fun every day.”

Mbappe endured a frustrating international break during which he failed to find the back in of the net in three outings and missed a penalty against Kazakhstan.

But he has been in excellent form for his club this season, scoring 30 goals and laying on nine assists in all competitions.

The 22-year-old's spot kick was denied in France's World Cup qualifier with Kazakhstan
The 22-year-old’s spot kick was denied in France’s World Cup qualifier with Kazakhstan

It has been a hectic season so far – so make sure you don’t miss a single thing by signing up for the brilliant new Mirror Football newsletter!

All the latest transfer news and big stories will land straight into your inbox. You won’t miss out.

To sign up, put your email at the top of this article or follow the instructions on this link.

PSG sporting director Leonardo admitted last month “the time to make a decision has arrived” as Mbappe approaches a crossroads in his career.

The former Monaco man had little to say of his contract situation, however, and issued a frustrated response to a question over extending his deal.

“If it had progressed, I would have come to talk about it already,” said Mbappe. “Of course, I will talk about it when I have made up my mind.”

Sign up to the Mirror Football email here for the latest news and transfer gossip.




Source link

Related Articles

Back to top button