Kylian Mbappe reveals he turned down Arsene Wenger to sign for PSG


New Paris Saint-Germain recruit, Kylian Mbappe says he will not allow the huge sum the club will pay for him weigh him down.

"So it was a real discovery for me".

Arsene Wenger missed out on two Monaco stars this summer in 18-year-old Mbappe and £92m target Thomas Lemar.

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said Wednesday the club had nothing to hide as UEFA investigate over alleged violations of its financial fair play rules.

"Yes, I met with Arsene Wenger, who is a great coach", Mbappe told the Daily Telegraph.

"It also had to be a long-term decision". "It is extraordinary to play with him".

"It's putting everything in place to make that goal more than possible and that's important to me".

The Frenchman will no doubt face more questions over Alexis Sanchez in four months time
The Frenchman will no doubt face more questions over Alexis Sanchez in four months time

"I used to come to this stadium when I was a boy to watch games".

"I was coming from my grassroots, amateur club".

"And visiting this infrastructure helped me, actually, with my development". 'I also got to meet some of the first-team players - (Didier) Drogba, (Florent) Malouda - the French-speaking ones and took some pictures with them'.

"On the contrary, I think playing with these players is going to free me".

"And I have given everything to reach that objective".

Speaking at his unveiling at the Parc des Princes, the striker from the Parisian suburb of Bondy - something PSG emphasised, along with his childhood support, throughout - said he was convinced the club will win the Champions League. "That's the only difference".

Mbappe, who is set to make his debut for PSG on Friday night at Metz as Ligue 1 action returns after the global break, added that he had initially not expected to depart Monaco, with who he helped win the title and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League last season.

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