French sensation Kylian Mbappe has admitted that he intends to leave Monaco one day.
Mbappe has been in sensational goalscoring form this season, and his performances have attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs on the continent, including the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid, to name a few.
These European powerhouses are reportedly prepared to break the bank to secure the youngster’s services already, but for now, the 18-year-old seems to be solely focusing on helping his team win this season’s UEFA Champions League title.
Speaking ahead of Monaco’s semi-final tie against Juventus, the striker revealed: “Since I was a boy, I’ve always dreamed of playing in the Champions League. I would watch all the games – even now I still watch all the games. So playing in it was an immense pleasure.
“Juventus are an amazing club, everybody knows their history and they are a great team, they proved it eliminating Barcelona. We are a good team too and we have great qualities. We’ll do our best to reach the final.”
The youngster also hailed Italian legends Gigi Buffon and Francesco Totti during the interview, by stating: “Buffon and Totti are two legends and my parents taught me to be an educated person who should always learn from people with more experience than me.”
Mbappe further spoke about his achievements this season, and also admitted that he would like to make his mark in the French club’s history before heading out the exit door in the future.
“I’ve done nothing extraordinary. Scoring 60 goals would be extraordinary, but managing 14 in the Ligue 1 is not,” the Frenchman told Repubblica.
“I’d like to win the Ballon d’Or, the Champions League and be a regular starter for France. I’d like to leave a mark with Monaco before I leave. I am only focused on this season. If the mind works well then anything can happen and this amazing season of Monaco proves it.”
Written by Kunal Kambli