Kylian Mbappe has faced questions on his Paris Saint-Germain future amid fresh talk that he could leave the club.
Ever since his breakthrough season back at Monaco in 2016, Mbappe has continually been linked with a move to Real Madrid.
He came close to joining them on a free transfer last summer, only to reverse his decision and sign a new contract with PSG, though a future move to the Santiago Bernabeu remains a frequent topic of discussion in the capitals of France and Spain.
Mbappe became Les Parisiens’ all-time record scorer in Saturday’s 4-2 win at home to Nantes, and attention now switches to Wednesday’s huge Champions League last 16 clash with Bayern Munich – PSG trail 1-0 from the first leg.
Speaking to the media on Saturday night, Mbappe insisted his future does not hinge on PSG’s success in Europe.
“For me it’s a privilege to play here. I’m from Paris and being at PSG is special. I arrived when I was young and I’ve grown and matured a lot, on and off the pitch, since then,” he said.
Asked if he would consider leaving PSG if they are eliminated by Bayern at a relatively early stage of the Champions League, Mbappe replied: “I don’t think so – if I linked my future to the Champions League, and I don’t want to disrespect the club, I would have gone very far [away]! I am here and I am very happy, and for the moment I’m not thinking about anything other than making PSG happy.”