Mbappe questions England and Spain – PSG boss Pochettino

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Mauricio Pochettino has said star Kylian Mbappe is pondering England and Spain amid speculation about his future.

Mbappe has been closely linked with La Liga champions Real Madrid as well as Premier League holders Liverpool before.

The French international is out of contract in 2022, but PSG, Ligue 1 champions, remain hopeful of signing the 22-year-old striker again.

Pochettino was asked about his relationship with Mbappe ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City.

“Kylian loves football, he loves to talk about football,” Pochettino said. “He’s asking about England – how is the game, the mentality and the culture there? – as well as Spain and Argentina. He will watch matches from England, France, Italy and Germany every day.

“He is only 22 years old but very mature, confident in his talent and open. He can speak French, of course, but also perfect English and Spanish. I speak English and Spanish with him – more English than Spanish.

“I told him the other day: ‘I need to practice my French with you, to improve myself’, and he said: ‘Of course, but it’s better for me to speak in English’. He likes to practice different languages.

“Before the [Champions League last 16] going to Barcelona, ​​I told him that I had won there once with Espanyol and he said, very seriously: “OK, tomorrow will be the second time”. I said, “Are you sure?” And he said, “Yeah, don’t worry. We will win’. He was laughing after the game and he said to me on the pitch: “I told you, I told you, I told you”. “

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