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 By Mark Rodden

Monaco record-breaker Kylian Mbappe signs first professional contract

Kylian Mbappe has made seven Ligue 1 appearances for Monaco.

Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe, the club's youngest-ever goal-scorer, has signed his first professional contract with them.

Mbappe, 17, who has played just seven times in Ligue 1, has already attracted the attention of clubs including Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Arsenal and Liverpool.

But the exciting attacker, offered a deal amid talk of a move, has now put pen to paper on a three-year contract that will keep him at the club until June 2019.

"I'm very happy and very proud to sign my first professional contract with AS Monaco," he told the club's official website.

"This is the club that has helped me grow. I feel good here, and I'm going to be able to continue taking new steps forward.

"I'll be doing everything I can to repay the faith shown in me by the management, the staff and my teammates."

Last month Mbappe became Monaco's youngest ever goal scorer when he netted in their 3-1 win over Troyes to take the record from Thierry Henry.

He joined the Monaco academy in 2013, and club president Vadim Vasilyev said he was "a player of great talent."

"We are very happy that Kylian Mbappe has signed his first professional contract," Vasilyev said.

"We have great belief in him. Kylian is a precocious, highly promising player, and we are convinced he will reach his full potential at Monaco."


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