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Mbappé: Neymar a factor in PSG move, but Paris was major draw

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Mbappé: Neymar a factor in PSG move, but Paris was major draw

Mbappé: Neymar a factor in PSG move, but Paris was major draw

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AFP

Speaking to Telefoot in his native France, new Paris Saint-Germain signing Kylian Mbappé said: "I want to make history in my city."

Kylian Mbappé says Paris Saint-Germain's signing of Neymar was an "incentive" to join the Ligue 1 giants, but that returning to his home city was a particular draw.

Mbappé's move from AS Monaco to PSG was confirmed on Thursday, with the striker rejecting a host of European suitors including Real Madrid to remain in France.

Mbappé attracted by chance to go down in Paris history

Speaking to Telefoot, the 18-year-old - who is originally from the Parisian suburb of Bondy - said: "I want to make history in my city.

"This [PSG] is the club that has a project that will allow me to progress."

Mbappé "was already thinking about Paris" when Neymar joined

Asked whether Neymar's world-record, 222m-euro switch from Barcelona played a decisive role in his decision, he said: "No. I was already thinking about Paris.

"Having Neymar [as a team-mate] was [just] one incentive."


 

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2Mónaco 12 4 0 0
3Saint-Etienne 9 3 0 1
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*Update 3 de septiembre de 2017

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