Monaco’s star wants to leave ‘very soon’

New Straits Times - - Sport -

PARIS: France striker Kylian Mbappe has asked to leave Ligue 1 cham­pi­ons Monaco, with Barcelona named among sev­eral big Euro­pean clubs in­ter­ested in sign­ing him, French sports daily L’Equipe re­ported on its web­site.

The 18-year-old shone for Monaco as they claimed the French ti­tle and reached the semi-fi­nals of the Cham­pi­ons League last sea­son but the for­ward wants to leave the club “very soon,” L’Equipe said in the re­port.

Monaco re­cently said it was hope­ful that the teenager val­ued at €180 mil­lion (RM913 mil­lion) would agree to a new con­tract.

With Brazil­ian striker Ney­mar on the verge of a record-break­ing move from Barcelona to Paris St Ger­main, ac­cord­ing to the player’s agent, Mbappe would rep­re­sent an ideal re­place­ment at the Cata­lan club should that trans­fer go ahead.

Monaco did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to an email re­quest­ing com­ment. Reuters

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