Kylian Mbappe swaps Los Angeles for Tokyo as Paris Saint-Germain star continues to enjoy his summer off
- Kylian Mbappe arrived at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Monday evening
- He was greeted by hundreds of fans as he made his way through the terminal
- The French forward spent the past week enjoying himself in Los Angeles
Kylian Mbappe’s adventurous summer has continued with the Paris Saint-Germain star arriving in Japan on Monday night.
The forward spent the past week in Los Angeles, where he linked up with LeBron James and threw the first pitch at a LA Dodgers game.
And he looked in high spirits as he was greeted by hundreds of fans at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain arrives at Haneda Airport on Monday evening
It is looking increasingly likely that the Mbappe will get the ‘main man’ role he has been looking for in Paris next season with Neymar closing in on a sensational return to Barcelona.
After winning the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award last month, Mbappe said: ‘This is a very important moment for me. I am arriving at the second turning point in my career. I have discovered an enormous amount of things here.
‘It is maybe the moment to have more responsibilities, maybe at PSG, with pleasure, or elsewhere for a new project. In any case thanks everyone!’
Mbappe was greeted by hundreds of fans as he made his way through the terminal
And it looks like he could well have more with fellow star man Neymar looking more and more likely to rejoin his former club.
Recent reports in France have claimed the 27-year-old sees his future elsewhere and that PSG will let him leave providing a suitable offer is received.
According to Globe Sports, Barcelona have held talks with high-ranking officials at PSG and are confident of striking a deal for Neymar to return this summer.
They also claim that PSG have requested a player-plus-cash deal and set a fee in the region of £90million.
The players that will be included in the deal are yet to be decided, but Ousmane Dembele, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti have all been mentioned as strong possibilities.
Neymar, who is currently out injured after damaging the ligaments in his ankle earlier this month, only left Barcelona for PSG in 2017 in a world-record £198m deal.
Mbappe will be PSG’s undisputed main man next season should Neymar (R) rejoin Barcelona