Real or PSG, his choice revealed before May 28!

MBAPPE. Asked about his future at the UNFP trophy ceremony, Kylian Mbappé said he would make his announcement before May 28, the date of the France team gathering.

[Mis à jour le 16 mai à 12h00] Many were waiting for an announcement from Kylian Mbappé at the UNFP trophy ceremony, but after he spoke three years ago, the world champion did not want to make the same mistake and “claim the glory ” and only indicated that he would give his decision in a few days, “well before the gathering of the France team” scheduled for May 28. “I made the mistake three years ago of taking over the ceremony. This is neither the place nor the time. I came to thank everyone. I will give my decision very quickly, it is almost finished. My choice is almost made. (Relaunched on the timing of its future announcement in the mixed zone) It will be before the gathering of the France team, well before. “

Elected best player of the season for the third time, champion of France with PSG, current top scorer in the championship, Kylian Mbappé is having another incredible season with PSG and is even the engine of the capital club which still hopes to convince the Frenchman to stay, he who is out of contract with the capital club next June. For the past few weeks, when his signing for Real Madrid seemed to be inevitable and imminent, the relationship with PSG has warmed up and a contract extension is no longer utopian.

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Kylian Mbappé is a French football player from Bondy. He put on his crampons from the age of 6 in his hometown. In 2015, he joined AS Monaco, where he made his Ligue 1 debut. Since 2017, Kylian Mbappé has been playing as a striker at Paris Saint-Germain.

Born on December 20, 1998 in the 19e arrondissement of Paris, Kylian Mbappé comes from a family of athletes. His father, Wilfrid Mbappé Lottin is a former footballer who became an under-15 coach in Bondy and his mother, Fayza Lamari is a former handball player. Kylian Mbappé is of Cameroonian origin by his father and Algerian by his mother. Jirès Kembo Ekoko is raised by Kylian’s parents. He also has a younger brother, Ethan.

Kylian Mbappé made his football debut in 2004 at AS Bondy. In 2011, he trained at the INF Clairefontaine center. The young player then left Bondy where he was educated and continued his studies in Rambouillet. At the end of his training, he joined the AS Monaco training center, which returned to Ligue 1. In 2014, Kylian Mbappé was selected for the France under-17 team and in 2016, he obtained his STMG baccalaureate.

On August 31, 2017, Kylian Mbappé left AS Monaco to join Paris Saint-Germain. He keeps number 29, his little brother Ethan’s birthday. For the 2018/2019 season, the player changes his number and becomes number 7, being a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo.

On September 8, he played his first match with the PSG jersey and scored his very first goal with the Parisian club. In October 2017, Kylian Mbappé was elected Golden Boy, a trophy which rewards the best footballer under 21 playing in Europe. He was voted French top scorer of the year 2017 with 33 goals.

On March 31, 2018, Kylian Mbappé won his first title at Paris Saint-Germain against AS Monaco in the Coupe de la Ligue final. He is crowned champion of France with PSG. Within the Parisian club, the young player is nicknamed “Donatello” by his teammates.

Kylian Mbappé and his teammates after winning the Coupe de la Ligue, after the football final against Lyon
Kylian Mbappé and his teammates after winning the Coupe de la Ligue, after the football final against Lyon © Francois Mori / AP / SIPA

At the end of the contract in June 2022 with PSG, Kylian Mbappé could take over the management of the Spanish champion and one of the best clubs in the world, Real Madrid. For years now, the world champion has said he dreams of Real Madrid, the biggest club in the world according to him. During the UNFP trophy ceremony, the Frenchman admitted that his choice was made. “You have to respect all the parties. I’m also in a hurry, but it’s not just me. It’s over, details are missing, but it’s over. My decision will be known soon.” Marca then said: “At Real Madrid they remain confident and calm, and the future of the French footballer, already in white, is in no doubt. Neither the image rights problems, nor the bonus figures the signing, nor the Frenchman’s suitability for Ancelotti’s scheme. None of the various issues that could cloud the end of the operation worries Real Madrid.” For his part, Andres Onrubia, journalist for AS and Cadena SER told the radio: “In Paris, they are nervous. He will announce his decision before May 28. He could do it on Saturday in his last match with PSG. I think it could be there because he can say goodbye to the fans and give a speech.”

On March 16, 2017, Kylian Mbappé was selected by Didier Deschamps for his first match for the France team. On March 25, he comes into play against Luxembourg for his first selection. Kylian Mbappé scores his first goal in blue in a 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands.

On March 27, 2018, Kylian Mbappé became the youngest away scorer in the France team at just 19 years old. In the 2018 World Cup final, against Croatia, Kylian Mbappé scored the fourth blue goal and the match ended 4-2. At the end of this World Cup, he received the trophy of the “best young player” of the competition by FIFA. Euro 2021 will have been less successful for the tricolor player. Kylian Mbappé was the 5th shooter for the France team during the penalty shootout against Switzerland in the round of 16 of the European Nations Championship. A difficult position to assume since, all the other shooters having succeeded. The French striker chose to shoot on the right of the Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer, author of a very big performance against the Blues and who released the decisive parade, confirming the elimination of the Blues. Kylian Mbappé remains today an indisputable starter with the Blues.

Kylian Mbappé scores his team's fourth goal in the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Kylian Mbappé scores his team’s fourth goal in the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup © Petr David Josek/AP/SIPA

At the beginning of 2020, the CIES, the football observatory published the ranking of the most expensive players in the world. Kylian Mbappé tops this ranking with a valuation of 265 million euros. In 2019, he is the athlete who has won the most and the 36e world’s highest paid athlete. Kylian Mbappé’s jersey flocking is the most popular for France team jerseys. His annual salary at PSG is also estimated at 17.5 million euros gross.

37.6 km / h is the top speed at which Kylian Mbappé was flashed during the France-Germany match for Euro 2021. The French striker again reached a surprising speed, he who had already been flashed at 38km / h with PSG or during his sprint which resulted in a whistled penalty for the Blues during the memorable France-Argentina of 2018. Of course, the comparisons are going well. According to the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, which dissected the action, Kylian Mbappé would have sprinted at an average speed of 34 km / h with a peak of more than 37 km / h … But over a distance of only 30 m. Not enough to really compare with the stars of athletics, even less with the world record holder Usain Bolt. In 2009, during the world record set by the Jamaican in Berlin (9.58), Usain Bolt had run at an average of 37.58 km / h to complete the victorious 100 meters but above all reached a peak at 44 km / h. So much faster than Kylian Mbappé who can be satisfied with running fast, very fast on a football field, crampons on his feet…

Kylian Mbappé is very discreet about his private life. Many rumors have appeared, lending him a relationship with several celebrities. Since the end of 2021, the player has appeared several times with Emma Smet without the two supporters mentioning a possible romance.