Former France striker David Trezeguet has urged Kylian Mbappe to stay at Monaco this summer.

  • Trezeguet played for Monaco for five years before moving to Italy
  • He’s urged Mbappe not to follow Anthony Martial’s footsteps
  • Mbappe has been linked with Arsenal and Real Madrid

Trezeguet has advised the 18-year-old to reject a move this summer and remain with Monaco, just as he did in his own career.

The legendary striker spent five years at Monaco, winning his first caps for France before making the move to Juventus.

“We know he is a player with a great future and that’s the most important thing,” he said, reports the Standard.

“He is aware of his qualities, he is aware he is just 17 or 18 years old so he has a good opportunity at Monaco because it is a beautiful city, and a world class academy.”

Manchester United’s Anthony Martial had a similar experience to Mbappe’s.

Following a breakout season in the 2014-15 season, Martial attracted the interest of many European clubs and would move to Manchester in a deal worth £36m. Despite a strong first season, he spent most of last season on the bench.

“But everything moves fast in football. Monaco has known a special case with Anthony Martial going to Manchester. 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.”

Mbappe has been linked with Arsenal and Real Madrid, amongst others. He’s expected to decide his future after he returns from holiday.

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