Birth Year 1998! Synonym of national triumphs France and its great players. Zidane, Thuram, Desaiklly Henry, Deschamps. Now the new star of French football bears the name Kylian Mbape. 17 years and 62 days. So when was the Monaco team managed to prevail over Manchester City in the second game at the Louis II 3-1 and qualified for the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.
Kylian Mbappe, a very fast aggressive on March 25, 2017 was first anointed on his international career. He wore a vest of tricolor against Luxembourg (3-1). The coach Didier Deschamps put the young striker at 78`in place of Dimitri Payet. And immediately he showed that it will soon become essential and irreplaceable in the tricolor. And by extension European football. In the summer of 2016 the administration of the Monegasque had rejected proposal of 40 mil. euros from Manchester City to join the young English team.
Mbappe, has passed like Thierry Henry, from the famous Clairefontaine school. There emerged the bigest talents in French football. Mbappe, a native of the academies of AS Mónaco. He is the youngest player who has worm the jersey on a professional level. In fact even before they reached 17 years. Also the youngest scorer in the history of the Principality team. He had last scored against Troyes when he took the lead...by Henry.
Grew 12 km northeast of Paris. In 11 years the searched Chelsea scouts. As they say analysts has the touch of the cat. Escapes from his opponents quietly.
It is an extraordinary talent with a bright future. Three years ago Zidane take on Real Madrid was moved to it in its potential, but preferred to stay in AS Mónaco.
He made his debut in Ligue 1 on 2 December 2015. Typically 18 days prior to complete 17 years. Shortly after on February 11 at 5-0 the Mets scored his first hat-trick. While on March 5 at 4-0 on two goals Nantes notes.
Henry for Mbappe.
There are many who like young Mbappe, the old international ace Arsenal and Mònaco, Thierry Henry. The current associate of Martínez in coaching the national Belgium, says: "Mbappe be Mbappe. Yes, it`s fast, has a good jump. I see that when it comes to dribble someone thinks, uses his mind. For me, this is the sign of a man who can go very far".
Mbappe, can renew his contract until 2019 but everything suggest that very soon the AS Mónaco, will give in several million that will offer top clubs of Europe and the four young will move somewhere else...
For. Manos Staramopoulos
Journalist- Analyst of International Football and Affairs
AIPS Football Member Commission, Member of IFFHS
Editor Discoveryfootball.com- English
Special correspondent France Football, A Bola, Mundo Deportivo
In Athens (Greece)