Over the past year, European football has seen the departure of numerous legendary players from the continent. Notably, Cristiano Ronaldo made a move to Al-Nassr, while Lionel Messi joined Inter Miami.
In a GQ interview, Kylian Mbappé, the forward for Paris Saint-Germain, expressed his views on witnessing players, including those at the peak of their careers, choose to explore opportunities outside of Europe.
For the 25-year-old, he views this as a typical football cycle where players enter and exit. The Frenchman acknowledges that his departure will also come in a few years.
“Many great players who have marked the history of football left Europe this summer, and we are entering a new era of football,” Mbappé told GQ (h/t Canal Supporters).
“It’s the normal cycle of this sport, and at some point, it will be my turn to leave. These changes do not concern me, and I am simply thinking about continuing my career by following my own path.”
The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner has a decision to make this year. He’ll unlikely leave Europe, but could he depart his hometown? Real Madrid continues to want the winger, and this could finally be the year that Mbappé leaves Paris.
Nonetheless, his time in European football will eventually end; whether he decides to continue his career in the United States or elsewhere will be interesting to follow in about ten years.