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Kylian Mbappé can become the best in the world at PSG, says Ander Herrera

Ander Herrera and Ángel Di María expressed their joy at the news Kylian Mbappé had extended his stay at PSG.

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PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 21: Kylian Mbappe of PSG celebrates his new contract with PSG during a brief ceremony before the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and FC Metz at Parc des Princes stadium on May 21, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
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Kylian Mbappé can become the best player in the world after renewing his contract at Paris Saint-German, said team-mate Ander Herrera.

A long-running saga lasting over a year was ended on Saturday when Mbappé rejected the overtures of Real Madrid to pen an extension at Parc des Princes until 2025.

It was a decision that took the football world by surprise with Mbappé having reportedly given his world to the Los Blancos hierarchy he would move to the Santiago Bernabéu.

The renewal is said to have included a €150million signing-on fee as well as having a say on areas such as the appointments of the sporting director and head coach, as well as player signings and sales.

PSG keep Mbappé

For midfielder Herrera, though, the focus was just on the joy of retaining a superstar team-mate.

“We were happy today; it wasn’t the time to discuss it. We are happy for him, for the club and for the group,” he said in the aftermath of PSG’s 5-0 rout of Metz in their final game of the Ligue 1 campaign.

“He can become the best player in the world in a few years. So, we are happy for us, for him. We celebrated the title; we didn’t talk about it.”

Di María happy for Mbappé

Ángel Di María’s time at the Parc des Prince has come to an end following the Metz triumph but the Argentine winger was similarly enthused by Mbappe’s decision to stay put.

“I am very happy for Kylian, he made the right decision to stay here,” said Di Maria, a former Madrid star.

“Paris is a great club, which continues to grow and can do great things. Kylian is close to reaching the 200-goal mark here, to make history. He made a perfect decision.”

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