Kylian Mbappe offers to share Golden Boot with Monaco striker Ben Yedder

Kylian Mbappe offers to share Golden Boot with Monaco striker Ben Yedder

- Kylian Mbappe was declared winner of the Ligue 1 golden boot

- The Frenchman tied with Monaco’s Ben Yedder on 18 goals

- Mbappe was considered winner having scored more from open play

Paris Saint Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has offered to share his golden boot award with Monaco star after winning the prestigious award despite being tie on 18 goals.

The French star was named the recipient of the award having scored 18 goals before the 2019/2020 season in France was scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Thursday May 7, it was decided that French World Cup winner Mbappe would receive the award by virtue of having scored more goals from open play.

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He tweeted: "Thank you for all your messages. I think that Wissam also deserves a trophy, like the Premier League did last season, to reward his year."

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Last year Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shared the English gong for most goals in the top-flight with Liverpool's African duo Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.

Mbappe followed up his 33 goals last season by finishing on top of the pile this time around, albeit in strange circumstances for multiple reasons.

"Thank you bro, congratulations to you... We can alternate if you want," Ben Yedder replied.

Recall that French football has been dealt a major blow as the Ligue 1 and 2 were on Tuesday, April 28, cancelled amid a coronavirus pandemic.

It was gathered that the two top leagues in France were cancelled amid intentions by the French FA to begin the 2020/2021 season in September.

The move was prompted by the government’s decision to ban sporting activities until at least September as resuming anytime soon was seen as infeasible.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announce the cancellation of the 2019/2020 league season on Tuesday, April 28.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Premier League board are now planning to restart the English topflight division on June 12 in which all the remaining games of the season will be played behind closed doors.

But that will be if the Government of the United Kingdom should agree for football to return in England. Should they accept, then all the 20 clubs in the Premier League will play all their games at neutral grounds.

Due to the continuous threat of coronavirus, Premier League board were forced to suspend the topflight so as to prevent the spread of the disease.

And since then, the League body have been deliberating on many ways they can go through for the possibility of the season to restart.

Premier League chiefs also had video conference meeting on Friday, May 1, where they talked on many issues about the League. Clubs remain determined to finish the season if possible - as long as there is government approval.

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Boris Johnson who is England Prime Minister has reportedly signalled the national lockdown will only be eased in stages before it can be cancelled totally.

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