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Kylian Mbappe Names His Favourite To Win The 2019 Ballon d'Or

Kylian Mbappe Names His Favourite To Win The 2019 Ballon d'Or

Kylian Mbappe has named his favourite to win the 2019 Ballon d'Or.

The 20-year-old phenom scored an impressive 32 league goals as Paris Saint-Germain won the Ligue 1 title at a canter.

He finished the season as the league's top scorer and he also bagged the 'Player of the Year' award and during his acceptance speech, he named Lionel Messi as his favourite to win the coveted individual prize.

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Messi has enjoyed another unbelievable campaign. He's weighed in with a staggering 50 goals in all competitions and Mbappe had no hesitation when asked for his pick.

"The favourite [for the Ballon d'Or] is Messi," he said. "The elimination in Champions does not change anything, he is the number one in everything.

"He has shown this year that he is the best player and although the year goes until December, I'm not worried about him, he's going to play until December."

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The Argentine maestro hasn't won the Ballon d'Or since 2015.

His rival Cristiano Ronaldo scooped the award in 2016 and 2017 with Luka Modric being named 2018 Ballon d'Or winner following his heroics for Real Madrid and Croatia.

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Mbappe also turned heads when discussing his future. He hinted at a transfer away from Paris in a stunning revelation.

"This is a very important moment for me. I am arriving at the second turning point in my career. I have discovered an enormous amount of things here. It is maybe the moment to have more responsibilities, maybe at PSG, with pleasure, or elsewhere for a new project. In any case thanks everyone," he said.

"I said what I had to say. When you are in such an occasion you can send messages, I think I have sent mine. If I speak more it will be too much and that is not the message I wish to send."

Mbappe's comments will alert Real Madrid who have been heavily linked with his luxurious services.

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The club are eyeing up a 'Galactico' and the French striker certainly fits the bill.

Topics: Football News, Paris Saint-Germain, Football, Barcelona, Messi News, Lionel Messi, Ballon d'Or, Champions League, Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid

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