Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe has said he only wants to play football with top players in the game.
France International said this when asked about his wages after he penned a new deal with PSG.
To the disappointment of many Real Madrid fans, the 23-year-old snubbed La Liga champions to extend his deal at PSG.
Mbappe also claimed that PSG convinced him with their sporting project, not with money
Mbappe said it was a shame that the injury to Neymar did not allow them – Messi Mbappe and Neymar played together last season.
“Honestly, we only spoke about wages and image rights for a short time,” Mbappe told the media on Monday.
“Playing with top players is what I want.
“It was a shame as we had a tough year as it was Lionel Messi’s first year and Neymar was injured, so we couldn’t play together with the three of us too much.”
The Frenchman put an end to all transfer speculations by committing his future to the Ligue 1 champions.
He was widely touted to sign for Real Madrid as a free agent after his contract with the Ligue 1 side expired in June.
However, the Parisians succeeded in convincing Mbappe with the help of lucrative financial offers as well as unprecedented decision-making powers.
At a joint press conference with the 23-year-old, Al-Khelaïfi reflected on his extension, saying (via Le Parisien):
“Today is a great day for the history of PSG. For our supporters in France and around the world. Kylian is staying for the next three years, it’s very important for us, for France. It’s a strong signal, we keep the best player in the world.”