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.
However, Mbappe’s star team mate Lionel Messi was snubbed for the Ligue 1 team of the year. The 34-year-old Argentine has struggled to impact Ligue 1 since his arrival last summer.
Another notable person missing from the lineup is Neymar Jnr. The Brazilian struggled this season and did not do enough to have his name on the Ligue 1 team of the year.