David Trezeguet thinks Kylian Mbappe should “prove his qualities” at Monaco before moving to a bigger club in the future.
The 18-year-old burst onto the scene this campaign with 26 goals in all competitions to help Monaco win Ligue 1 and progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
His form at such a young age has turned heads all over Europe with several clubs linked with a move for Mbappe, but Trezeguet thinks he may be better off staying at Monaco.
“In the semi-final, we played Monaco with Juventus, and we knew he is a player with a great future and that’s the most important thing,” Trezeguet said after a France Legends v Italy Legends match.
“He is aware of his qualities, he is aware he is just… 18 years old so he has a good opportunity at Monaco because it is a beautiful city, and a world-class academy.
“But everything goes fast in football. Monaco has known a special case with Anthony Martial going to Manchester [United].
“Of course, the economic part is important but I think with time things happen naturally.
“I think he still has to prove his qualities with Monaco, even if he will have the last word.”