While reacting to his reported €180 million (£155 million/$220 million) valuation, Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe revealed his Ballon d’Or goal.
Mbappe had another outstanding individual season at PSG in 2020-21, confirming his status as one of Europe’s best players by scoring 40 goals in 45 appearances across all competitions.
The 21-year-old is even being tipped to win the Ballon d’Or this year, which he admits has always been one of his main career goals.
Mbappe told French broadcaster TF1 that:
“The first collective goal is to win the biggest trophies.” “However, the Ballon d’Or is a dream come true for any player who wants to be the best.
“And I am one of them. But it’s too presumptuous to talk about it.”
Kylian Mbappe on his Future
With his current contract at Parc des Princes set to expire in 2022, Mbappe’s future at PSG is a hot topic heading into the summer transfer window.
Real Madrid and Liverpool have both been linked with a lucrative summer swoop for the World Cup winner, but he claims to have never considered his astronomically high reported price tag.
“My market value is €180 million but will I think about it in the morning? Not at all. That’s how it works in football.Mbappe said
“The money is not going into my pocket. I have a passion for football and I have the chance to make a living from my job. I’m just trying to help my teams (PSG and France) win.”
Mbappe on Euro 2020
On Tuesday, Mbappe was named to Didier Deschamps’ final 26-man France squad for this summer’s European Championship, where Les Bleus will look to improve on their 2016 final appearance.
Following their World Cup victory in 2018, Deschamps’ side has a chance to complete an international football double by winning the Euros, and Mbappe is confident they can do so.
“The goal is always the same for a great football nation: to try to win the competition and to honour the French people by playing as a team.
“A World Cup and Euros double? Who doesn’t dream about that? I am no exception. We always want to win and that would be an extraordinary achievement. Having the recognition of an entire country is important to us and we want to be successful.”