07 September, 2017
Kylian Mbappe understands the anger of Monaco fans towards him following his €180 million move to Paris Saint-Germain, but says he will always love the club.
Mbappe, who is set to make his debut for PSG on Friday night at Metz as Ligue 1 action returns after the worldwide break, added that he had initially not expected to depart Monaco, with who he helped win the title and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League last season. "So it was up to me and I chose to come here in order to develop".
"I want to do even better than last season", he said as he was presented to the media on Wednesday.
"He is an additional advantage", he said. "Initially, we did not want the footballer to strengthen our opponents but I think this deal appears to be the most successful one in the world of football". "It's extraordinary to play with someone of that level".
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Subsequently, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal and PSG all battled over the summer for his signature.
Al-Khelaifi said: "We respect all of Federation Internationale de Football Association and Uefa's rules".
But club president Nasser Al Khelaifi, sat beside Mbappe, said PSG had nothing to hide over the transactions and were confident.
An initial loan deal has taken him to Parc des Princes, with PSG committing to paying a big-money sum in 2018 as they seek to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.
"Uefa can do as it wishes, but we have done everything in a transparent way".
Praising United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for predicting the market surge, Mourinho told The Times: "I think we were very clever".