According to Spanish reports, Real Madrid are very much interested in signing French football’s ‘next big thing’, Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, but ex-Arsenal star Robert Pires has a little word of advice for the youngster.
I think that now, for Mbappe, if I can give some advice to him, the most important thing is to stay in Monaco for a minimum of two seasons because he is young and he needs to play. Real Madrid are one of the biggest clubs in the world, but there is a lot of pressure there
Pires told Sky Sports, insisting that Monaco provides the 18-year-old the perfect environment to grow as a player.
He needs to stay in Monaco and keep the stability. He is young and when you are young you need to play, and being at Monaco is just perfect for him
the ex-Arsenal man added. As for the comparisons between Mbappe and Thierry Henry, Pires didn’t think twice before agreeing that the two share certain characteristics.
Mbappe is very similar to Henry, good quality and finishing, very fast, clever on the pitch
the Frenchman said, despite admitting that comparing the two makes him feel somewhat uncomfortable, because “Mbappe is very-very good, but Thierry Henry was… Thierry Henry”.