MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: AS Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe in action during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Manchester City FC and AS Monaco at Etihad Stadium on February 21, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The teenager has attracted interest from the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid, but playing time is more important to him right now

Written by Markus Jogi. May 24, 2017

Mbappe has taken French and European football by storm this season, winning Ligue 1’s Young Player of the Year as Monaco claimed the league for the first time since 2000.

A world-record transfer has been refused for the 18-year-old France international, who is reportedly attracting serious interest from Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal and some other big clubs after scoring 26 goals in all competition, as Monaco also reached the semi-final in Champions League.

Kylian Mbappe has vowed to make a decision on his future based on how regularly he will play – and not how much he will earn. ‘I will make a choice based on my sporting career, and my career is first and foremost, and I am at an age where I need to play, and that will be paramount,’ Mbappe told beIN Sports.

Monaco’s teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe also insisted he will not be forced to go anywhere he does not want.

“In football, everything is possible, from the moment you work and you believe in your qualities,” he added.

“I always believed in myself, it wasn’t enough to want to, you have to give yourself the means (to succeed). I didn’t know it was going to happen so fast, but I knew I wanted to do it.”