Mbappe: I said no to Manchester City, not Guardiola

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Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima had a busy day picking the ball out of the net Friday as 10-man club Metz fell 5-1 at home to Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.

'You never think you're speaking to an 18-year-old when you speak to him.

Kylian Mbappe scored a superb goal on his debut for Paris St Germain (PSG) and Edinson Cavani netted twice as the Ligue 1 leaders stretched their flawless start to five wins with a 5-1 rout of 10-man Metz in an entertaining clash here Friday.

Mbappe, who joined form Monaco in a loan deal that will cost PSG $180 million ($216 million) when it becomes permanent next year, made it 2-1 three minutes later with a low shot from the edge of the box.

Life at PSG has gotten off to the ideal start for Kylian Mbappe, with the forward scoring on his debut in a 5-1 win away to Metz on Friday night.

'I got to meet some of the first-team players - (Didier) Drogba, (Florent) Malouda - the French-speaking ones and took some pictures with them'.

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"Or for individual reasons, such as maybe he wants to become the player that the team turns around, and to be acknowledged as the best player in the world".

Mbappe, who arrived accompanied by his lawyers and members of his family, said he felt PSG was the right move. "Therefore, individually at least, my goal is to score many goals and help Neymar".

With an array of young players and a few experienced heads, Monaco surprised the footballing world by winning the league title and reaching the Champions League semi-final.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he was close to landing Kylian Mbappe a year ago. He also inadvertently delivered an assist for the Uruguay striker in the 75th minute after Metz defenders failed to clear a cross. If you ask me now I'd say I prefer center forward. The governing body of European soccer said "recent transfer activity" triggered concern that the club was again flouting rules created to control excessive spending.

"I feel we played well this evening", Cavani said to Canal+.

After failing to sign Mbappe, Wenger knew he had missed out a great footballing talent.

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