Kylian Mbappe has faced questions on his Paris Saint-Germain future amid fresh talk that he could leave the club.
Ever since his breakthrough season back at Monaco in 2016, Mbappe has continually been linked with a move to Real Madrid.
He came close to joining them on a free transfer last summer, only to reverse his decision and sign a new contract with PSG, though a future move to the Santiago Bernabeu remains a frequent topic of discussion in the capitals of France and Spain.
Mbappe became Les Parisiens’ all-time record scorer in Saturday’s 4-2 win at home to Nantes, and attention now switches to Wednesday’s huge Champions League last 16 clash with Bayern Munich – PSG trail 1-0 from the first leg.
Speaking to the media on Saturday night, Mbappe insisted his future does not hinge on PSG’s success in Europe.
I’m from Paris and being at PSG is special.
Asked if he would consider leaving PSG if they are eliminated by Bayern at a relatively early stage of the Champions League, Mbappe replied: “I don’t think so – if I linked my future to the Champions League, and I don’t want to disrespect the club, I would have gone very far [away]!
I am here and I am very happy, and for the moment I’m not thinking about anything other than making PSG happy.”