Kylian Mbappe has been advised to stay at Monaco for another season. (Getty Images)
Kylian Mbappe has been warned against joining Manchester United this summer by former France striker David Trezeguet.
The 18-year-old is one of Europe’s most in-demand players ahead of the transfer window following his stunning performances for Monaco this season.
Mbappe has scored 26 goals in 44 games this term and has helped fire Monaco to the Ligue 1 title for the first time since 2000.
The France international is on the radar of Europe’s elite clubs – including Manchester United – but Trezeguet believes Anthony Martial’s lack of progression at Old Trafford should warn Mbappe against a move to Jose Mourinho’s side.
‘I think he has everything to become a striker with an exceptional future. He needs to be given time. He enjoys it, he’s happy, he’s proud. At his age, that’s something unique,’ Trezeguet told L’Equipe.
‘People are talking a lot about his future. Personally, I hope he’ll stay at Monaco to continue showing his qualities, but above all establish himself as a player.
‘We mustn’t forget he’s just 18 years old. He has time to get to know the top level even if he’s at a club of a very high level. Everyone wants to play for Real, Barca, Juve with time.
Trezeguet says Martial has found it difficult at United. (AFP/Getty Images)
Mbappe is wanted by Europe’s elite. (Getty Images)
‘I think he has to still establish himself. In Monaco, there was the recent case of Martial, who left to go to Manchester United and it was a lot more difficult.
‘When you leave France for a much better league, you have problems. That’s a very clear example. Mbappe, we all know he has qualities, but perhaps doing another year could be good for him, for Monaco and the France team.’