Ligue 1 star KylianMbappe could be the first person to reach the £100 million mark in football going by the buzz around him.
The player only made the first team in December 2015 but after an impressive run in the league and Champions League this term, his value has shot very high.
European sides are competing for his signature. Arsenal reportedly placed a club record fee of £87.5 million for the player while Real Madrid are preparing to better the offer. Monaco rejected the offer to sell their youth star for many reasons; victory is sweet and replacement would be difficult and expensive as well.
Mbappe started well at a young age and he was noticed early. He was at the Clairfontaine Academy – the same famed institution that developed stars like William Gallas, Nicolas Anelka and Thierry Henry. He was in England for a bit but eventually signed for Monaco. He is the youngest player to feature for Monaco, breaking Henry’s record. He broke another record by Henry when he scored his first goal at 17 years.
The French star is touted as one that could potentially develop into something brilliant. His pace, eye for goal and skills are impressive. The player has self-control and not easily impressed like other youngsters. He says he does not have a car yet and his mother still drives him to training.
For every 70 minutes, the kid scores a goal or creates one. This is the reason the biggest clubs want him in their team. Wenger revealed that he went to his home in France to try to convince him but Monaco fought off his offer. Some French sources say the player might be open to a move to Arsenal and have the team built around him like Henry. For now he remains at Monaco.