PSG forward Kylian Mbappe has vowed to help Neymar win the Ballon d’Or, following the duo’s blockbusting moves to the French capital.
Neymar arrived at Parc des Princes from Barcelona for a world-record €222m while Mbappe, still only 18, has joined on a season-long loan from Ligue 1 champions Monaco – a deal that will be made permanent next year for €180m.
When asked if winning the Ballon d’Or was in his thoughts, Mbappe said he was hoping to assist his new team-mate in lifting the award, after nine years of dominance enjoyed by Neymar’s former fellow La Liga behemoths Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“No. I already have a team-mate who can win it. So, individually, my goal is to score a lot of goals and help Neymar,” Mbappe told Le Parisien.
“He can help us raise a lot of trophies, so we have to take care of him.”
“I will do everything to help him win this Ballon d’Or. It would make me happy, if I could help him like that.”