Kylian Mbappe is a French professional footballer who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and the French national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best footballers in the world, and at just 22 years old, he has already achieved remarkable feats. In this article, we will take a look at his journey from his breakthrough at Monaco to his current status as one of the most sought-after players in the world.
Breakthrough at AS Monaco
In 2015, Kylian Mbappe was making headlines in the Monaco youth setup as a bright young forward. Despite stiff competition, he made his senior career debut against Caen in December 2015 at just 16 years old, becoming the youngest player to represent AS Monaco, surpassing the previous record held by Thierry Henry.
The 2016/17 season proved to be a breakthrough for Mbappe. He scored hat-tricks against Rennes and Metz in the French Cup and Ligue 1 respectively, making him the youngest player to score a hat-trick in French football since Jeremy Menez. His 15 league goals helped Monaco become league champions over Paris-Saint-Germain. Mbappe’s performances in the Champions League were even more impressive, with notable goals against Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund.
Move to Paris Saint-Germain
Following his remarkable season, Mbappe signed for Unai Emery’s PSG on loan before becoming the most expensive teenager in the world in 2018, for a transfer fee of 180 million euros. In his first season under the Eiffel Tower, he scored 21 goals and helped PSG win the Ligue 1 title.
Mbappe’s performances in his second season in Paris were even more impressive. He scored 39 goals and won the French Player of the Year award. Although the following season was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mbappe scored 30 goals and led PSG to their first-ever Champions League final, where they lost to Bayern Munich.
In the 2020/21 season, Mbappe scored 40 goals in a domestic season for the first time in his career. His highlight of the season was a Champions League hat-trick against Barcelona at the Camp Nou, making him the youngest player in Champions League history to reach 25 goals in the competition.
Mbappe’s performances have not gone unnoticed, and he has been linked to several top European clubs, including Real Madrid. His potential move to Madrid has garnered significant attention, with many anticipating that he will be their main man instead of being overshadowed by the likes of Neymar and Messi at PSG.
Kylian Mbappe is a remarkable footballer who has achieved a lot at a young age. His journey from Monaco to PSG has been nothing short of impressive, and he has broken many records along the way. As he continues to thrive, many predict that he will lead a team himself to European glory. With his potential move to Real Madrid, many are excited to see what the future holds for this young superstar.