Europe's top clubs on red alert as Mbappe hints at PSG exit

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The World Cup victor was accepting the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award when he gave a speech suggesting he might be about to move on.

In addition, he also claimed the Player of the Year award for the first time in his career, replacing his teammate Neymar, who did not attend the starstudded gala, and left the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) gala with two individual prizes.

The World Champion signed for PSG in 2017, initially on loan and then for a fee of £166million in 2018.

He was named as the Ligue 1 player of the season on Sunday, but did not deny that a potential move away from France could be in the offing.

"I feel that it is time for me to have more responsibility".

Mbappe did not back down on his comments when asked about them in the mixed zone a few minutes later.

"I tell myself that even if I lose, I lose to Messi, one of the greatest players in history", he told AFP. "When you are at such an important event, you can send messages - I think that I sent mine".


After the eye-catching remarks about his PSG future, Mbappe concluded: "But I want to say to you, "Thank you".

It wasn't a slip of the tongue for the World Cup victor either, as after the cemerony Mbappé said: "I said what I had to say".

Elsewhere, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel was beaten to Coach of the Year by Lille's Christophe Galtier, as LOSC's Parisien-raised Mike Maignan also came out on top of Alphonse Areola in the goalkeeper field.

"If I say more, it will become too much".

Lille's Loic Remy took Goal of the Season, while Real Madrid's Karim Benzema was voted best Frenchman playing overseas.

French manager Zinedine Zidane, according to the report, is eager to have his compatriot to lead the line for Real Madrid with the likes of Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Isco and Karim Benzema set to be offloaded.

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