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Kylian Mbappe: PSG will realise Champions League dream

PARIS -- Kylian Mbappe has said that while he was attracted by the chance to play alongside the "extraordinary" Neymar, he made the decision to join Paris Saint-German this summer because of the club's ambition as he set his sights on the Champions League.

Mbappe, 18, has joined PSG from Monaco on a season-long loan deal that will be made permanent for €180 million plus bonuses next summer if coach Unai Emery and his men avoid relegation from Ligue 1.

Speaking at his unveiling at the Parc des Princes, the striker from the Parisian suburb of Bondy -- something PSG emphasised, along with his childhood support, throughout -- said he was convinced the club will win the Champions League.

"Through hard work and humility, we will achieve our goals," Mbappe, who could make his full PSG debut away at Metz in Ligue 1 on Friday, said. "We will realise this dream of winning the Champions League."

Mbappe's arrival came after PSG had spent €222m to sign Neymar from Barcelona but said that was not the reason he joined the club.

"He is an additional advantage," he said. "It is extraordinary to play with him. However, I came for the project."

Asked about the nature of his transfer and the high price PSG will ultimately pay for his signature once the transfer is made permanent, Mbappe said: "It is not me who handled the transfer.

"My price is anecdotal -- it will not weigh me down."

PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi faced questions at the unveiling about UEFA opening a financial fair play investigation into the club.

"We have been transparent with UEFA," Al-Khelaifi said. "They are welcome at our offices with pleasure.

"We have nothing to hide."

Al-Khelaifi added that "if other clubs are unhappy, that is not my problem," amid a variety of complaints about PSG's summer spending, with La Liga's president urging UEFA to act as soon as possible.