Both present at the Ballon d’Or ceremony, Kylian Mbappé and Nasser Al-Khelaïfi did not escape questions about the future of the tricolor world champion.
At the foot of the podium in 2018 then sixth in 2019, Kylian Mbappé expected better than the ninth place collected Monday on the occasion of the ceremony of the Ballon d’Or 2021. But if the striker of PSG had marked the spirits this winter, the former Monegasque multiplying the exploits against the FC Barcelona or to Bayern Munich, his complicated Euro, marked by the missed goal against Switzerland, inevitably tarnished the picture.
At 21, Kylian Mbappé obviously sees bigger. He recognized it easily on the sidelines of the ceremony. “It all depends on what your career goals are, but of course for me it’s the goal of winning one or more. There is a process to get to this type of place and I think I’m on the right path ”, he explained at the microphone of La Chaîne L’Equipe.
Seen from Spain, this ” process “ mentioned by the Parisian striker inevitably goes through a departure to Real Madrid. “The player knows that signing for Madrid increases his chances of winning the trophy”, explains AS, who nevertheless considers the words of the Bondynois ” mysterious “.
And asked about the future of his star player, at the end of his contract next June, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi was even more enigmatic. “You know what I think, Kylian is a great player, a great man. Kylian knows what he wants to do, so do we ”, he said, who intends to resume discussions about an extension: ” We hope “, he said, smiling at the key.