Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe has insisted that he wants to mark history with the former French champions following his initial loan move from Monaco on transfer deadline day.
The 18-year-old linked up with Les Parisiens on a season-long long with the obligation for a permanent switch at €180m in the summer of 2018.
In an interview with TF1, Mbappe said that he would like to mark the history in his hometown and Paris Saint-Germain were the perfect to encourage his development, he said: "Big players have marked history in their country whether with the national team or their club. What I want to do is to really mark the history of my city. PSG was really the project that allowed me to carry on my progress while playing."
Brazil international Neymar arrived at Parc des Princes from Barcelona for €222m earlier last month, and Mbappe was questioned whether it played a part in his move, he replied: "No. Nonetheless, to play with Neymar is really something extraordinary. We all know the player he is. PSG already interested me but with Neymar it's true that it was an extra boost."
Following the move, pundits from across France were left purring with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger telling TF1 that the attacker has the potential to 'become a Pele'. Meanwhile 1998 World Cup winner BixenteLizarazu feels that the 18-year-old is a more complete player than France legend Thierry Henry at the same age.
Mbappe scored his maiden Les Bleus' goal in the 4-0 triumph over the Netherlands last Thursday, and it would not come as a surprise if he is played from the off in the game against Luxembourg over the weekend. The teenager notched 26 goals in his breakout season with Monaco last term and his move to Paris Saint-Germain could bring the best of his abilities with his pace and trickery menacing for opposition defenders.