Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
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Kylian Mbappe claims inaugural Kopa Trophy, Ada Hegerberg wins Women's Ballon d'Or

Kylian Mbappe claims inaugural Kopa Trophy, Ada Hegerberg wins Women's Ballon d'Or

The Frenchman revealed that the veteran manager contacted him in 2017.

"I have not seen many people in this world being viewed in such a unanimous way", he told France Football.

When asked about his feelings for Wenger, he said, "He is a real French football monument who has left Arsenal".

Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe celebrates with the Kopa Trophy during the Golden Ball, "Ballon d'Or" award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, Monday, Dec.3, 2018.

19-year-old Mbappe is one of the most highly rated players in the world after impressing for both Monaco and PSG, as well as on the global stage for France. "I chose a different direction but he wasn't annoyed at me".

"I have a lot of respect for this man even if he did it not succeed in Paris".

The Ballon d'Or is the prize every top footballer hopes to win 1 day - the title of the best footballer in the world. "I sent him a congratulatory message when he signed for Arsenal, and now I am following from afar".

Kylian Mbappé is one of Europe's top stars and proved that to be true when he became the inaugural victor of the Kopa Trophy on Monday in Paris.

Mbappe - who was accompanied at the ceremony by his father and his younger brother Ethan - scored four goals at the World Cup, including one in the final as France beat Croatia 4-2 in Moscow.

With reports indicating midfielder Adrien Rabiot will depart the Ligue 1 champions on a free transfer at the end of the season, Mbappe might just get his wish - with PSG ready to challenge Manchester City and FC Barcelona for the 21-year-old's signature in the off-season.

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