Kylian Mbappe shocked the world last week.
The news is a real blow to Madrid, who’ve been gearing their transfer activity for the past two windows around signing Mbappe. They’ll instead have to turn their attention to other targets.
But it’s a big boost for PSG, who’ve fought tooth and nail to keep a player who’s become one of the finest in European football. Mbappe is of huge political importance to PSG as well as sporting.
The club’s Qatari owners are desperate for Mbappe to lead France to the World Cup in their country as a PSG player later this year. He’s scored 171 goals and recorded 87 assists in 217 appearances for PSG as well as 26 goals in 54 caps for France.
“It’s always been an obsession for me,” he said.
“It’s not that it’s a goal because we didn’t win it but that it’s an obsession. You don’t have to be afraid of losing, I’m not afraid of losing. Even if I don’t win it next year it’s still an obsession.
“I won the World Cup and I hope to win it again this year.
“But of course I want to win the Champions League. I’m not saying it’s a goal because I’ve lost a final. It’s an obsession. I’ve tried it every year and I’ll try again. It’s what I want.”