- Title: AS Monaco trains as several European clubs eye up striker Mbappe
- Date: 2nd August 2017
- Summary: LA TURBIE, FRANCE (AUGUST 2, 2017) (REUTERS) AS MONACO STRIKER, KYLIAN MBAPPE, ARRIVING ON FIELD FOR TRAINING PLAYERS ARRIVING ON FIELD FOR TRAINING AS MONACO COACH, LEONARDO JARDIM, TALKING TO TEAM ON FIELD MBAPPE DURING TRAINING PLAYERS TRAINING ON FIELD MBAPPE DURING TRAINING GOALKEEPER TRAINING TEAM TRAINING JARDIM ARRIVING AT NEWS CONFERENE (SOUNDBITE) (French) AS MONACO COACH, LEONARDO JARDIM, SAYING: "Kylian (Mbappe), even over these last two days, has worked well. Because he well knows that the most important thing is the pitch, the soccer pitch and that's normally what speaks for the player." AS MONACO SOCCER TEAM LOGO (SOUNDBITE) (French) AS MONACO COACH, LEONARDO JARDIM, SAYING: "A high-level player does not need motivation. You know the big international players well, they don't need motivation, they are able to work and motivate themselves." JOURNALISTS DURING NEWS CONFERENCE / AS MONACO DEFENDER, KAMIL GLIK, DURING NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) AS MONACO DEFENDER, KAMIL GLIK, SAYING: "What is being said around, in the newspapers, doesn't matter to us. I think it is the same for Kylian because I see him feeling good, I see him always serene, calm, so... The same person, the same player as two three months ago." VARIOUS OF MBAPPE DURING TRAINING (SOUNDBITE) (French) AS MONACO COACH, LEONARDO JARDIM, SAYING: "I am not going to talk about one player, I am going to talk of the French championship. When a good player arrives in the French championship, it is always a good thing because I think it is important, the quality of the player who arrives in the French championship, to give greater visibility to our championship. Because our championship is still a big championship. We need to say this more than once, often people say the French championship is a little bit... No, the French championship is a very strong championship." SIGN READING "AS MONACO/ ASMONACO.COM" (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) AS MONACO DEFENDER, KAMIL GLIK, SPEAKING ABOUT NEYMAR TRANSFER DEAL, SAYING: "If it happens, it will surely have a big value because he is one of the best players in the world. Then I think, for Paris but also for the whole championship, it will be a big achievement. Also for me, it will be a nice thing because I never played against Neymar so..." VARIOUS OF PLAYERS TRAINING
- Embargoed: 16th August 2017 14:15
- Keywords: Mbappe soccer France mercato AS Monaco Neymar
- Location: LA TURBIE, FRANCE
- City: LA TURBIE, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016SGRZGF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:AS Monaco soccer team trained at La Turbie in France on Wednesday (August 2) as rumours grew that star striker Kylian Mbappe is being targeted by major European clubs.
The 18-year-old, valued at a colossal 180 million euros by the Ligue 1 champions, is reportedly eyed up by Spanish giants Real Madrid and Premier League club Manchester City.
AS Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim and defender Kamil Glik also reacted to the possible arrival of Brazilian star Neymar at rival club Paris Saint Germain, saying it will be a good thing for the France's soccer league.
Mbappe is seen as one of the most exciting prospects in world soccer, scoring 26 goals in all competitions last season and helping Monaco win the league and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.
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