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The World Cup winner has been inclined to commit his long-term future to the Ligue 1 team after an impressive display against Barcelona in Europe.
Kylian Mbappé “is further away from Real Madrid than ever,” according to Jorge Valdano, who has supported the Paris Saint-Germain star to extend his stay at the Parc des Princes.
Madrid are reportedly preparing a large amount of money for Mbappé’s services in the summer transfer window, with his current contract at PSG expiring in 2022.
However, former white striker and sporting director Valdano expressed his belief that the Frenchman will choose to stay put after seeing him put Barcelona to the sword in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
What was said?
Valdano said Zero Wave: “He has the personality to show all his class in the important games. I think that after this game, Mbappé is further away from Real Madrid than ever.
“I do not see them [PSG] I am now very interested in the idea of replacing it with [Lionel] Messi “.
The historical night of Mbappé
Mbappé joined Faustino Asprilla and Andrei Shevchenko as the only players to score a hat-trick against Barcelona in the Champions League when PSG won 4-1 at Camp Nou in the first leg of their round of 16 tie. final.
Messi gave the hosts the lead from the penalty spot in the 27th minute of the match, but Mbappé leveled the score five minutes later after grabbing a pass from Marco Verratti and shooting high into the net.
The 22-year-old doubled his tally when Ter Stegan parried a cut from Alessandro Florenzi directly in his path just after the hour, before Moise Kean put PSG 3-1 up with a signature header.
Mbappé finished off the scoring in spectacular fashion at the end, with an unstoppable first shot in the top corner after being played by Julian Draxler.
Al-Khelaifi’s praise and Mbappé’s stance on his future
PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi praised Mbappé for his demonstration of victory after the final whistle and told the club’s official media channel: “The players played a perfect match, it was a very good performance on their part. I also think of Kylian, I am very happy with his hat-trick tonight, it is something historic for him and for the club, we are very proud of him!
Mbappé also expressed his joy before addressing ongoing speculation about his future, admitting that he has yet to make a final decision on his next move.
“I’m happy. I always want to do my best,” he said. RMC Sport. “It would be stupid to decide my future in a single game. The truth is that it is about reflecting in the long term. I have always said that I am happy here.”