Europe’s most wanted youngster Kylian Mbappe says he will be the sole decision maker on his future and regular game time will be the deciding factor.
The 18-year-old has shot to prominence with Monaco this season, starring in their Ligue 1 triumph and helping the Ligue 1 side reach the last four of the Champions League.
His record of 26 goals in 44 games in his break-through season has seen him become a target for some of Europe’s big guns with Real Madrid and Manchester United linked with his services.
The France starlet, who is contracted with Monaco until June 2019, would command a world-record, but Mbappe has made it clear he will not move to any club and sit on the bench.
“I will make a choice based on my sporting career, and my career is first and foremost, and I am at an age where I need to play, and that will be paramount,” Mbappe told beIN Sports.
“I’m not 35 or 36, an age where I have to manage [my body], I still have everything to learn, this year was discovery, and now comes the most important step: Confirmation.
“And I will be the sole decision-maker, and I will not go anywhere where I will be forced to go.”
Asked whether the World Cup next summer will sway his thinking, Mbappe added: “It will not matter, the pressure I always had it, I was mediated early, I learned to handle it, I got used to it and it’s part of my environment.
“Disrupts me, neither my family, nor the club.”