Kylian Mbappe bagged his 100th goal for Paris Saint-Germain against Montpellier on Saturday.
In just 136 games, the French forward is into triple figures of goals scored, and he’s only likely to add to that total this season. He is, though, still some way shy of Edinson Cavani’s record of 200 goals.
Mbappe spoke to Canal Plus afterwards about hitting a century.
“It’s liberation for me,” Mbappe said. “I didn’t think about reaching 100 goals when I signed for PSG.
“Thanks to my teammates and the club for always giving me confidence. Two hundred goals is still a long way away.
“I have to score on Tuesday in the Champions League first. I wanted to progress when I signed for PSG and, in three and a half years, I have.”
At just 21, Mbappe is the fourth highest scorer in the club’s history. Only Pauleta (109 goals in 211 games), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (156 goals in 180 games), and Cavani (200 in 301 games) are ahead of him, and he has another 18 months left on his contract.
But beyond 2022, his future is a mystery. He still hasn’t renewed, and he could be on his way to Real Madrid.
Los Blancos expect him to not renew in Paris, although Leonardo has said that negotiations are ongoing.
“We’re talking,” the sporting director told Canal Plus. “He wants to talk as well.
“Things are going well. We’ve taken steps forward compared to 10 or 15 days ago. We’ll keep going.”
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