Kylian Mbappe has told Paris Saint-Germain’s hierarchy that he wants the club to build ‘a solid project’ after missing out on the Ligue 1 title to Lille. PSG sealed a 2-0 victory over Brest on the final day of the French top flight on Sunday but it wasn’t enough as Lille beat Angers to win their first Ligue 1 title since 2011. Mbappe finished the campaign as the division’s top scorer with 27 goals but PSG endured a disappointed end to the season with their Champions League elimination and their failure to retain the league trophy. Mbappe has just a year remaining on his contract this summer and the French forward admits he will not commit his future until he is given guarantees by PSG.
Everyone knows how profoundly attached I am to the club. I have always been very thankful towards the president, my different coaches,’ Mbappe told Canal Plus. ‘What I want, is to win, feel like I am somewhere where I can win, where there is a solid project around me. The footballing project is essential. I want to feel like I am part of a team that is going to do something.
Then, up to us to show what we can do, we are talking with the club, we will see what happens. In any case, I have always been happy here and I have had four exceptional years here, we are very clear with the club. ‘The club knows my relationship with it, this city, this country. We are going to do things in the way they should be done, in one way or another. ‘I cannot say what needs to be done, I am just a player, but I think that people have seen, everyone has seen. ‘When everyone sees, it is easier to draw conclusions, but there is no problem. We lost the title, but now, we have to concentrate on the future.’
Meanwhile, PSG’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is adamant that Mbappe will remain at the club. ‘For me, Kylian is a PSG player and will be a PSG player. I am not worried,’ he said. ‘Do not worry, let us work. Mbappe is Parisian. He is French, he is Parisian, he is under contract and he wants to stay 100 per cent.’