Kylian Mbappe has explained why he joined Paris Saint-Germain over Real Madrid. “It’s the perfect project for me, and I’ll play.”
Mbappe was heavily tipped to join Madrid due to his support for Los Blancos and their sales of several attackers, but the teenage forward ultimately left Monaco for PSG in a deal only eclipsed by Neymar’s €222m transfer from Barcelona.
“I’m very happy to have joined such a big club,” he said after France’s 4-0 win against Netherlands.
“It’s the perfect project for me to keep improving and learning. I’ll be playing with great players who have won everything in France and some that have won things abroad.
“I have a lot to learn and show. I chose PSG several weeks ago. It was the best project for me to improve. I’ll play, that was the first criterion [for my move].”