New Paris Saint-Germain recruit, Kylian Mbappe says he will not allow the huge sum the club will pay for him weigh him down.
The teenage sensation joined his hometown club from Monaco on loan, with a compulsory purchase option at the end of the season, believed to be in the region of €180 million.
The fee will make Mbappe the second most expensive player in the world, as he links up with Neymar, who is the most expensive player in the world.
“The price is what it is, it’s not going to weigh me down,” he told the media as he was presented at PSG’s home ground. “I didn’t manage the transfer. The money’s neither going in my pocket or out of it.”
“In May, I was of the opinion I’d stay with Monaco,” he explained. “There were events that have changed my opinion.
“It will be extraordinary to play with him (Neymar), but I came for the project.
“I have entered into a dressing room where I have the fewest titles to my name. I have a lot to learn and prove.
“In Paris, I will be able to learn and improve while winning. I am hungry for titles. I want to win, starting right now.
“For me, it was important to come back to my town. For me, the Parc des Princes is special, somewhere I’d go to spend my pocket money.”