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Kylian Mbappe claims ‘his turn’ to leave European football behind will one day come

PSG star Kylian Mbappe has hinted at the possibility of leaving European football in the future, just like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo did.

In an interview with GQ, the 25-year-old reflected on the recent moves of former PSG teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar to MLS and the Saudi Pro League, suggesting that he may consider a similar path at some point.

Mbappe expressed a philosophical perspective, indicating that sooner or later, it might be “his turn” to explore opportunities outside of Europe.

“Many great players who have left their mark on football history have left Europe this summer and we are entering a new era of football,” Mbappe told GQ. “It’s the normal cycle of this sport and at one point it will be my turn to leave. These changes do not concern me and I am simply thinking of continuing my career following my own path.”

PSG forward Kylian Mbappe has entered the final six months of his contract, allowing him to engage in negotiations with other clubs. While it was widely speculated that Real Madrid might be his next destination, recent developments suggest that the Spanish club is no longer actively pursuing Mbappe.

Financial fair play considerations could impact potential destinations for the French captain, and although he hinted at the prospect of exploring opportunities in MLS or the Saudi Pro League, a move outside of Europe would be surprising at this stage of his career.

Kylian Mbappe has been in prolific form on the field, scoring 19 goals in 17 Ligue 1 appearances this season. The upcoming cup tie against third-tier Orleans presents another opportunity for him to contribute to PSG’s success on the field.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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