Kylian Mbappé is a French professional footballer, who currently plays as a striker for the club Paris Saint-Germain, having previously played for Monaco. He had a breakthrough season in 2016/17 as a teenage talent and hasn’t looked back since, teaming up with stars like Neymar Jr. and Cavani in PSG.
Mbappe was born on 20 December 1998, in Bondy, France. His father Wilfried was very supportive of a career in football and even acted as his coach when he joined AS Bondy. Even in his early days, he was already being eyed by the academies of Real Madrid and Valencia trying to sign him. He along with his family made a decision that he would be playing for Monaca partly for it being part of his own culture and country.
His coaches and those who played around him would have known that he was onto something big as he always delivered in his performances with consistency. He finally made his first team debut on 2 December 2015 against SM Caen. He therefore became Monaco’s youngest-ever first-team player aged 16 years 347 days. Even at such a young age, his playing style had already been compared with the legend Thierrry Henry.
The 2016/17 season would be the one where he would be able to show the talent that he possessed with a football putting a string of successful performances that caught the eyes of the media worldwide from an early start. He scored his first hat trick on 14 December 2016 and continued his staggering form. He also became the second youngest French scorer in UEFA Champions League history behind Karim Benzema. By the end of the season, he had been way ahead of those aged similar to him in terms of performances and among all the senior players who had contributed significantly for their teams.
There were a lot of rumors surrounding what the future of Mbappe was. Real Madrid had a lot of interest in the young kid as well as interest from Manchester City. However, Mbappe decided that he would sign for Paris Saint Germain on a loan deal on 31 August 2017. It is expected that once the transfer happens on a permanent basis, the total costs for PSG is going to be well over €180 million. This is a very expensive deal which is just short of the massive deal that PSG had for Neymar.
With his arrival, PSG had a new image with Neymar, Mbappe, and Cavani leading the way for goals at the massive club. Even though he is still very young, he has been praised by many analysts as well as fellow footballers for the maturity that he shows on the pitch which shows the standards that he possesses.
He is set to become an integral part of France’s national team for the coming years to come. He scored five times for France when they had won the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Mbappé was called up to the senior France squad for the first time to face Luxembourg and Spain in March 2017.He has also been part of France’s journey to the 2018 World Cup finals and is set to be part of the 23 man French squad which will play in Russia for the great cup.
Kylian Mbappe Net Worth
Mbappe has been a target of big teams from a very young age in his career. Threfore, he has been lucky to have great offeres on the table which are in his favor. Real Madrid were competing with PSG very hard to get his deal done that has helped Mbappe to ink a deal with PSG which would have been very difficult to reject.
It is reported that Mbappe earns a whopping sum of £290,000 a week. This seems like an outrageous deal from many angles putting him among the best paid footballers in the Ligue 1. However, if we are to compare it with the earnings of his fellow teammate Neymar Jr., who earns £600,000 per week, double his income, it makes it more standard. It has been estimated that he has an estimated net worth of £15 million as of 2018.
He also has a sponsorship deal with Nike, the details of which are not open to the public. Mbappe, who has a massive following of more than 8 million followers on Instagram definitely makes business sense as he is already considered as a idol by many of the young generation.
Mbappe stated that his idol growing up was Cristiano Ronaldo. To be able to face him in competitions would definitely been a dream come true for him. Mbappe likes to keep his personal life as private as possible and shares only sneaks of his professional life on social media. But, it is clear that though he is very rich, he likes to live a simple lifestyle.