Mbappe hints at move away from PSG

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé stunned a Ligue 1 awards ceremony on Sunday by admitting that he could "move elsewhere for a new project" during the next stage of his career.

"I feel it may be the right time to take more responsibilities", Mbappe said after succeeding Neymar as the league's best player.

Only Barcelona's Lionel Messi has been more devastating in front of goal that the Paris Saint-Germain starlet in 2018/19.

Mbappe has won back-to-back Ligue 1 titles. This came after he was adjudged player of the season on Sunday, and what this could also mean, that a move out of France cannot be ruled out.

"I said what I had to say", he said, not denying to perceived meaning of his comments. I am very happy. "It was the message I wanted to send".

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The 20-year-old finished top scorer in Ligue 1 with 30 goals and, according to the Telegraph, club officials have opened contract negotiations following his stark admission on his future at the awards night. "If I keep talking it would be too much and that's not the message I want to send", Mbappe explained.

But since Zinedine Zidane's return to the Real dug-out earlier this year, rumours about Mbappe joining his fellow Frenchman at the Santiago Bernabeu have intensified.

It is clear that PSG will try to do everything possible to retain Neymar and Mbappe, so the man sacrificed will be Cavani in order to comply with FFP regulations.

Reports have suggested that PSG, should they have opted to sell, could command as much as €300 million for the World Cup victor - a fee that would end the club's Financial Fair Play worries. Mbappe wants his voice to count at the club and he wants to be consulted regarding player recruitment - both in regard to PSG's strategy and their planning.

An Mbappe exit would be a blow for PSG, although increased transfer funds may not be all bad for the French champions as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of their next bid for a first Champions League title.