Kylian Mbappe dropped a huge hint regarding his future at Paris-Saint Germain last night, saying that he was "at a turning point in [his] career", and that he feels he needs to "take more responsibility".
Speaking after collecting the Ligue 1 player of the season award, the French striker admitted that he could be departing the Parc des Princes for a fresh challenge next term, with Real Madrid likely to be his chosen destination as Los Blancos look to rebuild themselves following a treacherous campaign in La Liga this season.
"I feel that it is time for me to have more responsibility. Maybe here in Paris, I would be happy, or maybe somewhere else then. In any case thanks everyone," said the 20-year-old, after collecting the coveted award at a ceremony last night.
Mbappe, who joined PSG from rivals AS Monaco in 2018 for £166m, has enjoyed a fantastic campaign this time around, finishing the season as the Parisians leading goalscorer with 32 goals - two of which came in the 4-0 win over Dijon on Saturday.
The World Cup winner is one of the hottest prospects in world football right now, and certainly won't be short of options should he decide to leave Paris this summer.
In a post-ceremony mixed zone, the lightening quick forward added:
"I said what I had to say.
"When you are in such an occasion you can send messages, I think I have sent mine. If I speak more it will be too much and that is not the message I wish to send."
Real Madrid remain favourites to sign Mbappe during this summer's transfer window, while Liverpool could also be interested should they manage to shift some of the deadwood in their current squad.
A forward four of Mbappe, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, with Roberto Firmino operating slightly deeper in the hole would be a frightening prospect next season, though a move for the French youngster would cost upward of £190m.
As always, Manchester City are among Mbappe's list of potential suitors, with rumours of Leroy Sane being sold to Bayern Munich in the summer to free up some funds for new signings.
The Cityzens have just clinched back to back Premier League titles, alongside winning the League Cup and FA Cup this term, and are in a position to offer Mbappe any contract he desires, so do serve as an extremely attractive proposition. Should he move to City, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Sky Blues win the Premier League for a third consecutive season, alongside finally clinching the Champions League.