With Kylian Mbappe now considered by many to be among the best footballers in the world, it has been boldly claimed that the Paris Saint-Germain attacker has reached Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's level.
Mbappe, 22, has had a meteoric rise to the top of world football, having already won the FIFA World Cup, four Ligue 1 titles, and a French Footballer of the Year award, and recently added the UEFA Nations League trophy to his long list of honours too.
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These impressive achievements and his consistent performances for his club have earned him some high praise from his manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has claimed that the Frenchman is now in the same bracket as Ronaldo and fellow Les Parisiens star Messi.
"I have no doubts that Mbappe is at that level, that of Messi or Cristiano, and that it is a fortune to have him here with Neymar and with Messi," Pochettino told Radio Marca.
"It is a satisfaction to see him in each training session. It is clear that he is one of the great talents, he is present and future."
Mbappe, whose current contract is set to expire at the end of this campaign, has also been in the headlines for his desired move to European giants Real Madrid, but the PSG boss seemingly remains hopeful that the forward will extend his stay in Paris beyond this season.
"I am left with the fact that the situation is open, and in the future, anything can happen," Pochettino added.
"The position of a few months ago may change in the future... PSG, as a club, has the hope and the ability to seduce him and to offer him things so that he can stay and be happy.
"He has a contract until June 30, 2022, and the possibilities that he can change his mind are there."
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