Mbappe wins French League’s best player award for third time
Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe won the French league’s best player award for the third time in his career, then diplomatically swerved a question about his future.
Mbappe is out of contract at PSG next month and touted to join Karim Benzema at Real Madrid in what would be a formidable attack force.
Mbappe said he didn’t want to announce his decision during the ceremony but added “Yes, pretty much” when asked if he’s made his mind up over whether to stay or go.
Mbappe is the league’s top scorer with 25 goals for the French champion and has netted 36 in all competitions.
The awards are given annually by the National Union of Professional Football Players (UNFP) to players in France’s top two divisions.
The 23-year-old France star won the award last year — when Mbappe netted a career-high 42 goals overall — and in 2019.
“It’s always an honour to be here. Winning for a third time in a row is incredible,” Mbappe said. “I’ve felt the recognition this season more than ever.”
(Written with inputs from Reuters)