Paris Saint-Germain Coach Unai Emery believes Kylian Mbappe should join his club and reject the advances of clubs outside France.
The 18-year-old Monaco striker is at the centre of transfer speculation with Real Madrid among the clubs reportedly keen on a potentially record-breaking transfer fee.
“When we speak of Mbappe here in Spain, we talk about Real or Barca. But I’m at PSG and I say: ‘What could be more beautiful than representing a French team?’” Emery told reporters.
“With all respect to Monaco, he should come to Paris, he has family here. His parents live here, he went to an academy here.
“We spoke of feeling, passion, desire – and what could be more beautiful than representing your city and being important?
“Obviously, I am biased, but that’s the feeling I had when I debuted for Real Sociedad.
“I don’t know if Real like him, or if Barcelona do or Tottenham or Arsenal do. But if he has to leave Monaco, I say: ‘What is better for him, for France, for PSG, that there be a union between the player and his city.
“I say it as I feel it.”