A report from The Mirror claims Spurs have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Monaco teenager striker Kylian Mbappe.
The 18-year-old ace’s recent performances have drawn praise from Arsene Wenger but it now looks like the two-time top flight league winners and Europa League regulars are keen to land the player as well.
Mbappe was brilliant against Metz and netted an impressive hat-trick which which has alerted lots of clubs to his potential, and the highly-rated ace, whose contract with the French club will expire in the summer of 2019, has (sort of) been compared to Thierry Henry by Wenger.
“He is not exactly Thierry Henry but it is true that he has similar qualities and the future and talent is similar,” Wenger said when speaking to the Ligue 1 show via The Mirror.
“The potential is similar, after that if he has the same level of motivation, desire and intelligence that Thierry has, and the next two to three years will tell us that, then he can be very promising. The guys that have super talent are already playing at 18. Those who are not playing at 18 or 19 do not have that exceptional talent and he does play over here at the top level. He is a guy who is electric like Thierry was, can dribble, can pass and is efficient. We follow him, we know him very well, and he is developing well. He extended his contract with Monaco last season and so it’s Monaco who is going to decide his future. He could be another Thierry Henry…”
However, it’s very hard to determine where Mbappe’s future lies as the summer transfer window is not yet open, so let’s take this rumour with a pinch of salt and see what happens in what promises to be a very busy summer transfer window.
On the pitch, we travel to Bayern Munich this week for the first leg of our knockout Champions League tie, before returning back down to earth with a game away at Sutton in the FA Cup, next Monday.