Emery: Mbappe ready to play for PSG

first_imgKylian Mbappé Emery believes Mbappe is ready to take his place in the PSG side Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 11:34 7/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kylian Mbappe Mbappé PSG Paris Saint-Germain Getty Images Kylian Mbappé PSG Ligue 1 Metz v PSG The French side’s new signing is in line to face Metz in Ligue 1 on Friday, according to club’s manager Kylian Mbappe is set to make his debut for Paris Saint-Germain after head coach Unai Emery declared the teenage sensation ready for action.Mbappe was unveiled as a PSG player on Wednesday, having arrived from Ligue 1 champions Monaco on an initial loan move that will be made permanent ahead of next season for a reported €180 million.PSG 2/1 to win CL by 2020 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing After starting in Monaco’s season opener last month, the 18-year-old forward was an unused substitute in the next three consecutive matches amid his impending move to hometown club PSG, but the France international is in line to face Metz on Friday, according to Emery.”He is ready. He was with the team on Monday and Tuesday but as he played with France, he just made some soft training sessions,” Emery said.”He has played, he is in good form, I think he is ready to be in the group and to play with us, and that’s what we really want the most.”Emery quoteMbappe is set to link up with €222m-rated team-mate Neymar and Edinson Cavani in a three-man forward line, though he is likely to take up his place on the wing with the latter occupying the central role.Emery said: “He is an attacking player. We have all the players we want for the attack now. And we have worked to understand how we want them to play, the positions… We know he can play as the striker first, but he can play on the left wing or even on the right wing.”I have talked with Kylian and we have talked about that, how we want him to play, but always thinking of the team first.”While Mbappe is the man grabbing the headlines heading into the weekend, the manager was pleased with all of his club’s summer business. “It’s great to work with all the players, not only Mbappe or Neymar but Dani Alves and [Yuri] Berchiche too,” the Spaniard added. “And the players who wanted to stay even if some big clubs tried to make them sign: [Marco] Verratti, Marquinhos, [Julian] Draxler and [Angel] Di Maria.”They decided to stay and it’s important because it means they think it’s the best place for them to improve.”last_img

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