In the words of former Manchester United boss, Kylian Mbappe is already more valuable than the trio of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.
The former Monaco star man is destined for great things in the future having already won the World Cup with France and two French Ligue 1 titles.
And one can’t help but back the claims of the Portuguese manager on the 20-year-old superstar who has received the accolades of footballing greats like Pele.
Barring the Champions League exit, one can argue that the French man is having an excellent season thus far with 26 goals notched in the Ligue 1 and ready to battle Lionel Messi for the Golden Boot.
And it would be great to see him end the monopoly of Lionel Messi on this trophy and equally a big news for French football- Josip Skoblar was the last Ligue 1 player to win it in 1971 and Thierry Henry the last French player to win it in 2005.
Messi and Ronaldo may have won all the personal accolades and big trophies in their career but nothing beats winning the World Cup at 20, a trophy that may elude these two great players.
European Golden Boot race:
Lionel Messi – 2️⃣9️⃣ Goals
Kylian Mbappé – 2️⃣6️⃣ Goals
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However, Mourinho who has been linked to a job in France believes the Mbappe will end up as the most expensive footballer if he is to be prised away from the Parcs des Princes.
And the former Madrid boss backed his assertions by suggesting Mbappe will end up winning more trophies in the future.
“For a player like Mbappe, when you speak about the future, you don’t need to say what he’s going to be like in five years’ time, in 10 years’ time,” Mourinho told beIN Sports.
“Just focus on now. He’s absolutely incredible.
“I think going by his age and [and considering] the age of Cristiano, of Messi, [both] over 30, Neymar is 27… when you go to the market level and age is also a factor, I think he’s the most valuable player in the world.
A French court rejected a couple's wish to name their baby "Griezmann Mbappe" — after 2 World Cup winning soccer players — calling it "contrary to the interest of the child."
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“In a hypothetical transfer, he’s the most expensive player in football now.
“In terms of his qualities, [he is] unbelievable. One word is enough. It means everything.”
Mbappe has scored a staggering 30 goals in 34 appearances in all competitions this season with 15 assists and would likely score more with 10 games to go.