Kylian Mpabbe has responded to rumours of a potential move to Manchester United over the summer, noting that he would consider his options once the season ends.
It was recently reported that Man United would have to shell out a world record total of £130m for the 18-year-old – who has 25 goals this season – in order to secure his services at Old Trafford.
The Frenchman recently admitted that he did plan on leaving on Monaco in the future, with his uncle then going on to pin-point United as a possible next destination.
And Mbappe, speaking after his side’s 2-1 Champions League semi-final defeat to Juventus, refused to rule out a move to Old Trafford in the summer.
“I was expecting that!” he said when asked about his future.
“As I’ve said, there are two, three matches left.
“I’ve been concentrated all season. There are three matches left to perform, then I’ll have two and a half months to know what I will do.
“The summer window is long, I will have the time to think about my future. This club [Monaco] has given me all its confidence, I need to give back a title at least.”
You can sense of Mbappe’s tone a tangible temptation to seek an opportunity at a big club. He has never been this sought after and so firmly entrenched in the spotlight before, and may never be again if he continues at Monaco.
This summer could be Mbappe’s summer, just like how last summer firmly belonged to Paul Pogba: the teenager has attracted the interest of numerous big clubs and there may not be a better time to capitalise on his universal popularity amongst both supporters and managers. Mourinho will, no doubt, have to break the bank to stave off other interested parties.