By Harvey Byrne
Monaco have placed a massive £130million price tag on young starlet and Tottenham target Kylian Mbappe, according to a report.
The Daily Star have claimed that the French Ligue 1 club have slapped a huge nine-figure fee on the head of the 18-year-old.
The report details that Manchester United are currently leading the race for the teenage talent, while Chelsea, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested.
But, the Daily Mirror also reported in February that Spurs had joined the race for the European wonderkid.
It is clear why Europe’s biggest clubs are chasing Mbappe and why he has such a massive price tag placed on him following a stunning return of 19 goals and 11 assists from 32 matches for Monaco this season.
He has beaten a number of records, including becoming Monaco’s youngest goalscorer and youngest debutant which were both set by Thierry Henry 21 years a go.
He also become France’s second youngest player to ever feature for the senior national team on Saturday as he came off the bench during their 3-1 World Cup qualifying win over Luxembourg.
The price tag placed on him would see him break Paul Pogba’s £89million record last summer if it was met, meaning only Europe’s super clubs would be able to sign him.
Football Insider verdict:
Tottenham are quickly becoming one of the big clubs in England, but they still don’t have the finances ready to compete with the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, or even Paris Saint-Germain and £130million is far too much, especially at a time of their stadium move. It is expected that Spurs will break their own transfer records in the near future, but this fee would prove far too much of a leap. It is clear that Mbappe is a fantastic talent and would serve as a great servant for a club for years, but it is very much doubtful that he will be lining up in Tottenham colours.
In other Tottenham transfer news, this Spurs 26-year-old is being lined-up for a £50million bid from a Premier League side.