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After an amazing performance in the World Cup, a lot have changed for the teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe.
A new journey begins for Mbappe with the new shirt number for PSG.
The Frenchman has become a global sensation since his breakthrough at Monaco, and his stock is constantly on the rise. PSG made him the world’s most expensive teenager in a move worth a potential €180 million (£158m/$210m).
Just after few months, Mbappe has fired his country to World Cup success and expects to have a chance of ending Ronaldo’s hold on the Ballon d’Or this year.
Mbappe had been touted as the ideal option to step into Ronaldo’s position at Real Madrid as the attacker departed for Juventus. But the forward is set to stay in the French capital.
Instead, it appears Mbappe is looking to knock Ronaldo off his perch another way; by taking over as football’s most iconic No.7.
PSG have revealed that the 19-year-old has ditched the No.29 shirt he wore in his first season.
Mbappe told the club’s website:
“I thought for a long time that the number was not important. It was only on the pitch that it mattered but it is an indication of your ambitions, the player you want to be. I will try to continue my progress on the field and I think for me it was the right time to change number.”
The teenage sensation hopes he will be able to keep the pride of the iconic number.
“Number 7 is a legendary number, many great players who have worn it. I hope I could do credit in the field with this number. I will continue to work to continue my progress and see where it leads me. The reason I came to PSG is to leave a mark, there is a beautiful story to write and this is just the beginning. We are here again for good years and I hope that we will be able to do great things together.”
Mbappe wore the No.10 shirt for France at the World Cup as he impressed on the big stage. He scored four goals in seven matches.