Kylian Mbappé has turned down the prospect of an early termination of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, saying he still wants to win the Champions League with his hometown club.
The newly appointed France captain signed an extension to his contract with PSG last May, potentially allowing him to stay with the Ligue 1 champions until the end of the 2024/25 season.
This prevented much interest from Real Madrid in the player who went on to become the top scorer in the World Cup in Qatar with a hat-trick in a losing match against Argentina in the final.
For Mbappe, a Champions League triumph against the French capital would be the crowning achievement of his career.
PSG came close in 2020, losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the final, but have been eliminated in the last two seasons in the round of 16 with Real Madrid scalping them last year and Bayern are their winners in this. time around.
“Next level? I think to win the Champions League,” Mbappe said in an interview with France 3 at the Tout Le Sport show.
“I have already passed the final, the semi-finals, the quarter-finals, the 1/8 finals … I did everything except win.
“That’s all I need. I hope it will be as soon as possible.
“Where? In Paris Saint-Germain. I’m a Parisian and I have a contract. So, this is Paris Saint-Germain.”
Mbappé is also dreaming of winning an Olympic gold medal with France, so it’s possible that the 24-year-old could double his chances next year and compete in Paris 2024 after representing Les Bleus at the European Championships.
“I don’t know if I will be there,” Mbappe said. “But anyway, I hope to be there.
“Everyone knows that I have always dreamed of playing in the Olympics. It does not depend on me. There are many parameters that come into play and we will have to explore them all.
“There is a club, a national team that already has the Euro. So we need to talk ahead of time. These are all parameters to be considered.
“But of course it would be a dream for me to compete in the Olympics, especially in Paris.”