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Monaco end PSG dominance to win Ligue 1 title

Monaco end PSG dominance to win Ligue 1 title”

It's been a memorable year for Leonardo Jardim's young squad who also reached the UEFA Champions League semi finals for the first time since 2004 when they got to the final. He knows if he stays with Monaco, he will play all the time. After winning the Ligue 1 with AS Monaco, the winger told the French press, "I read the papers, but for now there is nothing concrete".

Monaco have defied all expectations this season.

Bernardo Silva was nominated for France's Player of the Year prize and the likes of Thomas Lemar, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Benjamin Mendy have been transformed from exciting youngsters into some of the most coveted performers on the continent.

The Red Devils should try and sign Mbappe over Silva this summer as the young French striker is only 18-year-old and his performances were better than the Portuguese worldwide.

Teenage star Kylian Mbappe helped Monaco secure their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years with his 15th goal of the season in Wednesday's 2-0 victory at home to Saint-Etienne.

Only Saint-Etienne (10) and Marseille (9) have won more league titles than Monaco in France. Mbappe is having a standout season at Monaco, but this is only his first full year at the top level, and there's no guarantee he'll maintain and/or improve his form at a more competitive club.

Mbappe has been linked with various clubs in recent months - including Manchester United and Real Madrid - but Vasilyev insists that it is the club's "priority" to hang onto their prospect.

After finishing a whopping 31 points behind PSG in third place last season, Monaco completely turned things around to seal an eighth title overall.

The 18-year-old has scored 26 goals and provided 14 assists for Monaco this season in all competitions.

Mbappe, ever the team player, didn't even take the shot after that.

Champions League qualification will make it much easier, of course.



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