Kylian Mbappe has revealed he has already planned his entire career, as speculation continues to link him with a Paris Saint-Germain exit.
The French World Cup winner has just over a year remaining on his contract, with negotiations thus far not leading to any extension.
The likes of Real Madrid and Liverpool have both been linked with Mbappe, who is seen as the heir apparent to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
And with talks ongoing with PSG, the 22-year-old has admitted that aged just 10, he pinpointed the entire trajectory of his career.
“It was at school. We were asked what we wanted to do,” Mbappe explained to RMC. “It’s classic, teachers often ask students what they want to do. And I wrote everything I wanted to do, except it was football.
“So I wrote all the course I wanted to do in football. Afterwards, I kept it at home.
“Now that I’ve succeeded, it’s a collector’s story. But basically, it’s something trivial that every child could do to play soccer.”
Asked how he remains motivated, despite winning the game’s biggest prize at such a young age, Mbappe added that he intends on having a long and illustrious career within the game.
“I’ve always said I don’t want to limit myself,” he continued. “So once the World Cup was ticked off, the point was to tick another one. And to work to check off another.
“A career, if you’re very good, it’s fifteen years. So give it your all for fifteen years, and then you will have time to see what you have done and you will have all your life to say I won this, etc.”
Meanwhile, manager Mauricio Pochettino has spoken about his relationship with the star striker, outlining his hope that he will remain at the Parc des Princes for years to come.
He told RMC Sport: “I have a lot of affection for him. Who doesn’t?
“I hope he will register here for many years. And I do not say this in a selfish way, but for the good of the club and Paris. He can help the club to achieve great things.”
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