Date published: Thursday 15th June 2017 10:00
PSG manager Unai Emery says that Kylian Mbappe should join the French giants instead of any other member of Europe’s elite.
Mbappe is one of the hottest properties in world football after a remarkable breakthrough season with Monaco.
He scored 26 goals and assisted a further 14 in 44 games in all competitions as the French side claimed the Ligue Un crown and reached the Champions League semi-finals.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been linked with moves for the 18-year-old forward, while Real Madrid and Barcelona are also interested.
But Emery has suggested that Mbappe stay in his home country and move to PSG this summer.
“In Spain, everybody is talking about Barcelona and Real Madrid when it comes to Mbappe, but I am at PSG and I tell him there is nothing better than to represent a French team,” Emery told EFE.
“With all due respect to Monaco, he comes from Paris and his family lives in Paris. That is just an observation I make.
“Of course, had I coached Albacete, I would have wanted him to go there. Or if I had been in Australia, I would have liked to see him there.
“We are talking about a certain feeling, passion, a desire to play for the team of your city and to be important. I am obviously biased as PSG coach, but that is my feeling. His parents live in Paris and he was raised here.
“Of course, Monaco like him because he is grateful, but if he were to leave Monaco, what better feeling than to come to PSG and play for the team of your city.”