Kylian Mbappe has dealt a blow to big European clubs by revealing that his biggest ambition is to win the Champions League with Paris-Saint Germain.
Mbappe’s contract with PSG expires in 2022 and there is no shortage of speculation about his future.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side finished second in Ligue 1 at Lille and advanced to the Champions League semi-finals in a disappointing 2020-21 season.
Mbappe scored 42 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions for the Parisian giants last season – only Robert Lewandowski (48) has scored more in Europe’s top five leagues.
Despite the disappointing season for PSG, the former Monaco star expressed his desire to stay in the French capital in a joint interview with Neymar for PSG Magazine.
Marca published the interview on Wednesday, with Neymar initially saying: “My biggest dream with PSG is to win the Champions League and with Brazil to win the World Cup.”
When the Brazilian striker turned the question on his teammate, Mbappe replied that his “biggest dream is to win the Champions League with PSG, that would be fantastic”.
The interview took place in May, but isn’t released until Friday as a 10-year commemorative edition of PSG magazine, so Mbappe’s preferences may well have changed.
Since then, Mbappe has endured a lean period at Euro 2020 in which he failed to score in all four of France’s matches and decisively missed the penalty spot when they came out of the 16. last penalty shootout against Switzerland.
While he converted just over one in four shots in Ligue 1, Mbappe failed to find his way to the net at the European Championship as he fended off 14 attempts.
France’s exit marked the first time since 2010 that the Blues had not made it past the quarter-finals of a major tournament, but Mbappe is hoping for more success in Qatar in 2022.
“Winning another World Cup would be great too,” he added, jokingly responding to Neymar’s claim that “the next World Cup is for me”.
Mbappe is back in training for PSG as Pochettino’s men prepare for the French Supercopa final against Lille on Sunday.