Why Pele feels Kylian Mbappe can become the new Pele


It all began in the 2016 season as Monaco were flying high in the French league. Radamel Falcao was back to his goal scoring prowess and there was a youngster amongst the squad who was impressing everyone. The knockout round against Manchester City in the Champions league at the Etihad was when this certain kid would rise to prominence. A wonderful lay off from Falcaoand KylianMbappe was through. He slotted the ball in the goal and had his name on everyone’s lips ever since. KylianMbappefollowed it up with some brilliant goals including a brace against Borussia Dortmund in the next knockout round at Signal Iduna Park.


There were qualms whether Mbappewould be able to make the step up after just solitary breakthrough season. However, soon after Neymarwas signed by PSG in mega deal, they brought in Mbappe too albeit on a loan deal. And Mbappehas never looked out of place with Neymar running on the left, Cavani in the centre and Mbappeon the right PSG have now one of the most fiercest attacking trios in world football. It has been the character of Mbappethat his performances belie his age. He has shown such composure and ability to perform in the big games that he quickly reminds everyone of The Young Ronaldo and the legendary footballer, Pele, possibly one of the greatest of all time has already has tippedMbappeto become the next Pele in football world.


The hype around Mbappe has been justified time and time again his career has continued to progress became even more embellished with a fantastic world cup in Russia last number after virtually running pastthe entire Argentina defence. He won the decisive penalty for the French which laid down the ground work for the Les Bleus to reach the final of the world cup. In the world cup final Mbappejust showed everyone why he is so highly rated. With a fierce short from outside the box against Croatia and Mbappebecame the youngest player to score in the world cup final and ended the tournament as the golden boy and that just about defineshim. if reports are to be believed following his world cup win Mbappeis now as valuable to PSG in the dressing known as is their record signing Neymar.


It is worth noting that PSG not long ago brought in Julian draxler, the golden ball of German football and Angel Di Maria from Manchester united and Mbappe has kept the duo out of the team.


Still 19, it is truly unbelievable just how much success Mbappe has had already. He has the world at his feet, is a world champion has won Ligue 1 numerous times and is already relishing the prospect of playing the big guns. it would not be wrong to say that Mbappe could well the true heir to the likes of Messi and Ronaldo. If all goes well we are looking at possibly one of the greatest to ever grace the game. It seems inconceivable that Chelsea, at the age of 14, then thought that Mbappe wasn’t good enough. Just as with Messi, it is time for the football world to sitback and embrace this sensational young French footballer. Tipped to be the next Thierry Henry, Mbappe could become football’s next Pele after all the legendary Brazilian himself believes in the youngster.