Sensational French attacker Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he snubbed Real Madrid because he wanted to return to his home city Paris.
The striker was unveiled today September 6 by Paris Saint-Germain after his loan move from Monaco ahead of an amazing £166m move next summer.
The 18-year-old’s wages are set to jump from £15,750 a week to a staggering £140,000.
And he said the lure of returning to the city where he grew up – rather than the riches of the club’s Qatari owners – was the key.
Mbappe, who will wear the No29 shirt, said: “Whether it is one euro of 180million euros it doesn’t matter to me.
“Back in May, I was in the frame of mind that I would stay with Monaco. Certain events changed my mind.
“It was important not to leave the France. It was important to return to the city where I grew up.”
Having burst onto the scene last season with 26 goals in all competitions for Leonardo Jardim’s side, Mbappe wants to go on to bigger and better things in the French capital.
Also read: Real Madrid plan football academy in Nigeria