Monaco’s former vice-president Vadim Vasilyev reckons Kylian Mbappe is open to leaving Paris Saint-Germain.
Mbappe’s long-term future with the French champions has been up in the air for the last 18 months after he revealed he’s open to moving on to pastures new.
“I am arriving at the second turning point in my career,” the striker said after being crowned Ligue 1’s Best Player and Best Young Player of the Year last May. “I have discovered an enormous amount of things here.
“It is maybe the moment to have more responsibilities, maybe at PSG, with pleasure, or elsewhere for a new project. In any case, thanks, everyone.”
Mbappe’s comments were understood have caught the attention of Spanish champions Real Madrid, who are long-term admirers of the 21-year-old.
Defending Premier League champions Liverpool have also been linked with a move for the former Monaco man, although Kop chief Jurgen Klopp has poured cold water on talk of a bid for the France international.
Vasilyev isn’t surprised to see Mbappe being linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes and reckons the youngster’s ambition could prompt him to leave the French capital.
“He is going to have to make very important decisions, and right now he seems more headed towards a way out,” Vasilyev said of Mbappe during an interview with Telefoot.
“Nothing is impossible. Kylian is young and what he wants to win is titles.
“Kylian is ambitious. He wants to win everything and break all the records.”
Vasilyev does, however, reckon the PSG brass could convince their star striker to remain at the club.
“If tomorrow PSG propose an ambitious project, where he feels comfortable and with options to go further and guarantees that he can win everything in his career, he could renew,” he added.
PSG are currently set to lose Mbappe’s services in June 2022, although it’s understood they’re desperate to tie him down to a new long-term deal.
The former Monaco hitman has been in prolific form for PSG this season, bagging nine goals and racking up seven assists in nine outings.
Mbappe his PSG team-mates will be back in action on Tuesday night, welcoming RB Leipzig to the Parc des Princes for their fourth Champions League Group H match.