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Kylian Mbappe: “It’s time for me to take on more responsibilities, maybe at PSG, or maybe somewhere else”

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The French sensation has cast doubts over his future after comments made at the Ligue 1 awards gala

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Kylian Mbappe has sent a clear message to PSG and to any potential suitors. At the Ligue 1 awards gala, where the 20-year-old scooped up all three major awards—Player of the Season, Young Player of the Season, and a member of the Ligue 1 XI of the season—Mbappe had an interesting acceptance speech.

Upon receiving his awards, Mbappe made statements which have shocked the football world, “This may be the time for me to have more responsibilities. Maybe here in Paris I’d be happy or perhaps somewhere else, in a new project. I’m at a turning point in my career”, he affirmed.

Backstage reporters caught up with the young French striker to peel back further details on his statement. Mbappe was confident in his response: “ I said what I had to say. In such occasions you can send messages and I have sent mine. If I speak more it will be too much and that is not the message I wish to send”, he concluded.

On Wednesday, RMC Sport reported that PSG want to open negotiations with Mbappe over a renewal. His message could be a ploy in contract negotiations to earn more money and have a bigger say in the team building process at PSG. Or, the Frenchman truly does feel ready for a new project, one that could see him link up with his compatriot and idol, Zinedine Zidane. The Generational talent, who in 28 Ligue 1 matches this season, scored 32 goals and had 7 assists.