Kylian Mbappe will undoubtedly be one of the stars in any International competition France is in, but how did the French phenom end up at PSG and where might he play next year? Let’s take a look.
At just 22 years old Mbappe has been tearing apart defenses since he started playing football at 6 years old. One of his coaches had this to say about Kylian’s talent at a young age:
“The first time I coached him was when he was six years old…He was the best player I’ve ever seen in 15 years coaching here. In Paris, there are many talents but I’d never seen a talent like him. He was what we call a ‘crack’ (the best).”
– Antonio Riccardi from AS Bondy –
Since his move to the Clairfontaine from AS Bondy Mbappe had the attention of the entire footballing world. He had trials at Real Madrid and Chelsea along with several French clubs. After all the attention from clubs around Europe, he decided to stay in France with one of the best youth academies in the world, AS Monaco.
In 2015 Kylian signed with Monaco and wasted no time climbing the ranks within the club making his first team debut only two months after signing his first professional contract. It was then just a week before his 18th birthday that he scored his first professional hat-trick against Stade Rennais in the Coupe De la Ligue. It was during this season that he really broke onto the scene as a star – 26 goals in 44 matches, a UEFA Champions League semi-final, and League-1 title – and unfortunately for Monaco, there was almost no way they could afford to keep him.
In 2017, despite always dreaming of playing in the Real Madrid shirt, Kylian and the Mbappe’s were all convinced by Unai Emery to stay in France and come to Paris Saint-Germain on a loan that was sure to turn into a permanent move. The eventual permanent move cost the French giant a rumored 180 Million Euros, making him the second most expensive player ever behind his teammate Neymar. Since moving to the club Kylian has cemented himself as one of the biggest sports stars in the world, but now it seems like his time with the club is over and before long he will fulfill his childhood ambition of playing for the Spanish royalty, Real Madrid.
According to prominent French football agent Bruno Satin, Mbappe and his family have reached an agreement for personal terms for him to join Real. Still trying to fill a hole from the departing Cristiano Ronaldo and having pursued him since bringing him on trial at just 11 years old, it seems the Santiago Bernabeu might be the place Kylian Mbappe calls home in 2022.