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Mbappé: At PSG next season 'whatever happens'

Publish on 22/07/2020 at 11h30

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On Tuesday Kylian Mbappé confirmed that he will be playing for Paris Saint-Germain next season no matter what, scotching on-going speculation about a potential move to a range of suitors including Real Madrid and Liverpool.

"I'm here. I'm in the project for a fourth year," the French world champion to BeIN Sports at half-time in PSG's 4-0 friendly win over Celtic at the Parc des Princes. "The club's fiftieth anniversary is an important year in the eyes of the club, the fans and everyone, so I will be here whatever happens."

Mbappé has never made any secret of his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid, but it seems the prodigy from Bondy feels he still has some unfinished business in the French capital.

"I'll try to bring home trophies with the team and give the best of myself," concluded the French international, still just 21, who arrived at Paris Saint-Germain from AS Monaco in 2017.

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel was delighted to have the in-demand attacker on board for at least one more season and made it clear how important the French prodigy is to the club with lofty ambitions of French and European domination.

Thomas Tuchel delighted

"Kylian has a contract with us, and we're not ready to sell him. He's super-important, he's a key player, our player. It's a gift to work with him, with players like Neymar, Di Maria, Icardi, Verratti, Marquinhos... They are extraordinary players," he said at press conference after the win over Celtic. "It's great! There's a really good connection between him and Neymar. It gives a lot of pleasure to everyone. It's a real plus for PSG. It's fantastic."