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Mbappé excited by Icardi's PSG arrival

Publish on 25/09/2019 at 09:30


Kylian Mbappé was vote the sixth-best FIFA Men's Player on Tuesday, and was the only Ligue 1 Conforama player in the FIFPro Men's World11, but he still had time to welcome Mauro Icardi's arrival at Paris Saint-Germain.

Widely regarded as the best young player in the world and the long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the top of the game, Mbappé has already scored 47 goals in 59 games for PSG since joining the capital club from AS Monaco in 2017, initially on loan.

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A FIFA World Cup winner with France last summer, the 20-year-old scored two goals in four games in all competitions for PSG this term before being sidelined by a torn thigh muscle. The capital club have since moved to sign Argentina striker Mauro Icardo from Inter Milan, and Mbappé is looking forward to playing alongside him when he returns.

Watch: Highlights of Icardi's debut against RC Strasbourg Alsace, in which Neymar Jr. scored a stunning late winner!

"I see him in a very good way," Mbappé said on joining Ronaldo and Messi in the FIFPro World11 attack - the only Frenchman in the selection. "People judge him for things off the field, without trying to really get to know the person he is.

'He'll score a lot of goals'

"For me, he's a very interesting lad but also very shy. Mauro tiptoed into the PSG dressing room and is giving everything for the shirt. It's up to us to ensure he adapts in the best way. Then, when it happens, he'll score a lot of goals for us."

Mbappé's national team manager Didier Deschamps was sixth in the Best FIFA Men's Coach award after masterminding the World Cup win, while three Olympique Lyonnais Féminin players - Lucy Bronze, Wendie Renard and Amandine Henry - made the FIFPro Women's World11.