Kylian Mbappe is already the most expensive teenager in the history of football. PSG broke their banks to sign the young French prospect and needless to say, he continues to improve.
However, just two seasons after he has joined PSG, a move to away from the club is on the cards. With the Los Blancos ready to splash the cash on the French teenager.
It is a no brainer that Real Madrid would want to overhaul the squad in the summer. Let us explore three reasons why Mbappe should leave his current team if an offer comes from Real Madrid.
#3 To play with world-class players under Zinedine Zidane
Four of the people in the frame represent Real Madrid. Mbappe is in the back row. All on the same pitch one day?
Real Madrid’s quality cannot be undermined. They have world-class players in their side including fellow Frenchmen, Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema. Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Casemiro, all are worthy of the world-class tag.
Compared to the place where he currently plays, that is PSG, he will find better quality in midfield and defense at his disposal. This takes out any chance of a let-down from the team in situations where required. Eg: PSG vs Manchester United, where Mbappe deserved better from the defense and midfield.
To add to it, Zinedine Zidane is the manager at the club, a fellow Frenchman as well. He is not the best managers tactically but there is a reason that players at the club could die for him. He is a great man-manager and helps players perform up to their potential. Zidane is a person who could help Mbappe a lot, thus he doesn’t have to worry about leaving Thomas Tuchel’s side.
#2 The quality of LaLiga is much better compared to Ligue 1
Dembele is proving day by day that he is one for the future at Barcelona. Mbappe should do the same, leave the Ligue 1 and try himself in LaLiga
This is an obvious issue. With all due respect, Ligue 1 does not rank at the top among the top 5 leagues in Europe. PSG have been dominating the title in recent years, no one even gets a sniff of it. Domestically, PSG is the ultimate dominator. When they move to the Champions League, however, they get an eye opener and haven’t been able to make it past quarterfinals, even though the players don’t lack talent.
Ronaldinho left PSG and created a legacy in Europe that was not seen from him at the club. He would never be remembered as a PSG player. Many people don’t even know that Barcelona signed him from PSG.
The defenses in Ligue 1 are just too easy for players like Mbappe to dance around and beat. Even Malcom destroyed defenses in Ligue 1, that too, without the quality of players that Mbappe had around him and while playing for Bordeaux. You just don’t know how good you are in Ligue 1. It is all a delusion.
On the contrary, LaLiga would be an eye-opener for Mbappe that it is not that easy to just accelerate and go past the whole defense. He would face quality defenders like Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet, Diego Godin, Gimenez etc. Even the teams without world-class defenders are stubborn in the defense and are very intense in pressing like Valencia and Sevilla.
If Mbappe really wants to prove that he is a cracker irrespective of whom he plays against, he should try himself in Spain.
#1 Compete with Lionel Messi and assess his Ballon d’Or chances
Greatness recognizes the legend: Mbappe and Messi after the Round-of-16 game in Russia
Kylian Mbappe finished ahead of Lionel Messi in the Ballon d’Or 2019. How? We don’t know. He had lesser goals, lesser assists, a better World Cup no doubt, and he finished ahead of Messi. On the back of his mind, he might be thinking, “Well, it was easy finishing ahead of Leo”.
If Mbappe has any such thoughts in the wildest of dreams, he better forget about it. Lionel Messi despite being 10 years older than him is still ahead in terms of gameplay and stats. It was a surprise for many as to why he, and for that matter, Griezmann also, finished ahead of Leo in Ballon d’Or.
Mbappe might be wanting the Ballon d’Or title in the near future, possibly, this year itself. However, there doesn’t even seem to be a race at this point with Messi walking to the finish line.
If Mbappe moves to LaLiga, it becomes pretty clear. The same oppositions, the same defenses, let the drama unfold. That will tell Mbappe, just how much he needs to improve in order to gun for the prestigious title. It will also help him assess his playing standards with that of Lionel and also to Ousmane Dembele.
We had the privilege of watching Ronaldo and Messi in the same league. So, time for Messi, Mbappe, and Dembele in the same league?