In a hypothetical transfer, he's the most expensive player- Jose Mourinho on Kylian Mbappe
Written by: Tushaar Sachdeva
The French international is valued at €218.5m, close to the price PSG paid for Neymar.
The former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is of the opinion that the most valuable player in the world is Kylian Mbappe. Jose admits that in the era of exceptional footballers, Kylian is a unique player to have and any club in this world would have to shell insane amount to have him.
Kylian burst onto the scene as an 18-year-old forward from AS Monaco, scoring 22 goals as his side won past the Ligue 1 in 2016-17. At 20 years of age, he already has 52 goals from 79 games for Paris Saint Germain, along with the World Cup trophy. And Mourinho believes that he is the most valuable player, given his age.
"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 said during an appearance as a pundit on 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," he said.
He added, "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."
Mourinho on 'incredible' Mbappe the most 'valuable' player in the world now. pic.twitter.com/2UFSeOkT4C— M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) March 18, 2019
The French international arrived at PSG on a permanent deal in the summer of 2018 at a huge price of £166 million but according to the new CIES Football Observatory in January this year, Kylian is the most valued player with only Harry Kane around him.
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Surprisingly, the value of Neymar Jr. has gone down and the likes of Harry Kane, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Romelu Lukaku have increased tremendously.
Published: Tue Mar 19, 2019 04:10 PM IST