Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, has said that football fans expected Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe to leave the Ligue 1 champions in the near future for a club in the Premier League.
Mbappe recently signed a new deal with PSG in the summer as he snubbed a move to Real Madrid.
The France international has also been linked with a move to the Premier League when his contract with PSG expired.
Asked if Mbappe needs to leave PSG for a top club in the Premier League in a bid to fulfil his potential, Drogba, who was on punditry duty for BBC Sport, said, “I think that is what we all expect him to do, but I know him a little bit and he really wants to make a statement by winning the Champions League with PSG.”
We will be back – Mbappe breaks silence after World Cup final defeat
France forward, Kylian Mbappe, has vowed his country will be back after their World Cup final defeat to Argentina.
The 23-year-old became the second player ever to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final but ended up on the losing side.
Mbappe scored twice within 90 seconds to force the match to extra time and he added a third from the penalty spot to take the game to a shootout.
He was aiming to become the first footballer since Pele to win back-to-back World Cups but the day ultimately belonged to his PSG team-mate Lionel Messi.
“We’ll be back,” Mbappe posted on Instagram, along with the France flag and the prayer emoji to his post.
Mbappe won the Golden Boot award in Qatar for his eight goals, ahead of Messi who had seven.
Why Mbappe is disappointed after World Cup final – France coach, Deschamps
France head coach, Didier Deschamps has said Kylian Mbappe was disappointed after losing the 2022 World Cup final, as his efforts were not enough to win the trophy.
Messi took the headlines, but Mbappe was arguably the best player at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday night as his hat-trick pushed Argentina all the way.
The PSG forward scored a quick-fire brace to make it 2-2 and take the game to extra time.
The 23-year-old then became the first player to score a hat-trick in the World Cup final hat-trick since Geoff Hurst for England in 1966.
“Kylian has really left his mark on this final,” Deschamps said.
“But unfortunately he didn’t leave it in the way he would have liked and that’s why he was so disappointed at the end of the match like all of the players.”