Arsene Wenger Claims He Came Very Close To Signing Kylian Mbappe

08 September, 2017, 00:53 | Author: Gary Shelton
  • And immediately hit it off with new team-mate and world record signing Neymar

On Wednesday, Kylian Mbappe was finally unveiled at PSG.

Mbappé took time to thank his lawyers who he claimed "went out of their way for a good cause" making reference to the arrangement between both Ligue 1 clubs leading to his loan deal with PSG. "But, of course, Paris St Germain was the main option".

Mbappe netted 26 goals last season for French side Monaco who were crowned French champions.

The trained with PSG for the first time today ahead of making his debut against Metz on Friday
The trained with PSG for the first time today ahead of making his debut against Metz on Friday

"It's a great pleasure to join this club, it's one of the best in the world", said Mbappe.

"It was important for me not to leave France after just six months at the highest level", he said.

"I'm not receiving the money and it's coming out of my pocket". So my objective is obviously to score more than last season.

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"These two worldwide matches did me the world of good", said the 23-year-old in the wake of the Norway drubbing and a 2-1 win in the Czech Republic on Friday, two wins that left the Germans five points clear atop the Group C standings with two matches left to play, all but qualifying them for the finals in Russian Federation next year.

"But individual ambitions should always be part of a wider ambition, and that is for the team to win everything".

Mbappe's future was one of the stories of the summer as Europe's top clubs scrambled to sign the talented French forward. Neymar, the most expensive player in history, should be alongside him for a period of the game.

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"It will be an extraordinary experience to play with him".

"It won't change my way of living or thinking", he said.

PSG will be playing away at Metz in Ligue 1 on Friday, and Mbappe may likely make his debut.

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And Mbappe insists it will be an honour to learn from him.

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