By moving from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain for 180 million, Kylian Mbappe becomes the second most expensive player in the world and he also had some advice for Ousmane Dembele, the start of one of this summer’s other major transfers.
Dembele joined Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of 105m euros, plus add-ons, coming in to replace Neymar who joined PSG shortly before Mbappe.
“I gave him my opinion,” Mbappe told Daily Telegraph in relation to the advice he gave to his countryman.
“I told him not to think twice because it is a great opportunity for him.
“He can become a better player playing alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
“He already has incredible talent, but he can make another step up.”
In addition, Mbappe has also revealed that he could have joined Arsenal before he ended up at the Parc des Princes.
“Yes, I met with Arsene Wenger,” he continued.
“He is a great coach with a great reputation in France, and he knows how to work with young players.
“He compared me to Pele, the king of football, which is really incredible.”
Nevertheless, the opportunity to return home to Paris appeared to be too good to turn down.