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

07 September 2017

Rising star Kylian Mbappe tried to explain his big-money move to Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco on Monday after receiving fierce criticism from hardcore Monaco fans.

The teenage sensation swapped Ligue 1 champions Monaco for PSG in a loan move that will be made permanent ahead of next season for a reported €180million.

PSG secured Mbappe less than a month after signing Brazilian superstar Neymar from Barcelona in a world record 222 million euro ($264 million) deal.

PSG were said to be eager to offload members of their squad in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations during the summer with the Germany worldwide one of those who saw his future come under doubt alongside Angel di Maria and Lucas Moura.

'It gives me great pleasure to join one of the biggest clubs in the world, which possesses the ingredients to become the best, ' he said.

"My price is anecdotal - it will not weigh me down".

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"He is an additional advantage", said Mbappe. "However, I came for the project".

"It will be an extraordinary experience to play with him".

'I had the opportunity to talk with the coach, how he wanted to use me, ' he said.

"We are very confident in our position and in our recruitment", he told reporters. "We have nothing to hide", Al-Khelaifi added.

"We (Monaco) could not understand to the very end whether this deal was really possible as UEFA had questions to PSG about their compliance with financial fair-play", Vasilyev told Russian news agency TASS.

"I'm an ambitious player who always wants to improve". It's not our problem if other clubs aren't happy.

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