Djorkaeff delivers transfer advice to £130m-rated Euro sensation wanted by Tottenham
By Matt Farr
Former Premier League midfielder Youri Djorkaeff has urged Kylian Mbappe not to rush into a move to a top European club this summer.
Mbappe, 18, has blazed his way to the top of Europe’s wanted list after an astonishing campaign with French outfit AS Monaco this season, where he has contributed 19 goals and 11 assists.
Premier League giants Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal are all interested in bringing Mbappe to England this summer, but the Daily Star report they will have to meet his mammoth £130million price tag.
But Djorkaeff has advised the French teenage sensation to consider the next step in his career at length, as opposed to making a rash decision this summer.
Speaking to French news outlet Le Figaro, the 49-year-old urged him to consider the career path of former Monaco ace Anthony Martial, who quit the club in 2015 to join Manchester United.
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Martial has failed to kick on at Old Trafford since becoming the world’s most expensive teenage footballer, and Djorkaeff does not want to see Mbappe fall down the same path.
He said: “He has tremendous potential, he must go to the club best suited for him.
“Look at Martial, when you go to a big club, you have to adapt and discover something else. Mbappe must pay attention to all of this.
“If I were the PSG president, I would sign him, but I wouldn’t be the only one in for him.”
Mbappe’s rapid rise to fame has also seen him earn his senior debut for the France national side during the win over Luxembourg on Saturday night, which will only see his value increase.
He has already performed on the big stage in the Champions League this season, playing an instrumental role as Monaco booked their place in the quarter finals with a victory over Manchester City.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs are looking to activate the £12million release clause for this electric Premier League winger.