Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says AS Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe must move to a club where he can play regularly.
- Arsenal, Real Madrid, Manchester City and PSG amongst clubs interested
- France manager Deschamps says Mbappe must be managed carefully
- Wenger agrees with Deschamps
The manager spoke to beIN Sports about the 18 year old and was clear that the player needs regular first team football, Goal reports.
“Where do you think he might finish? Somewhere where he has a good chance to play and is sure to play,” he said.
“He thinks that he needs to play but I would say as well on the other hand that the boy has made enough impression to be basically sure a club who spends a 100 million for you is basically to make at the start at least the red carpet.”
“Nobody will buy a player for a 100 million and say, ‘Come on, sit in the stands.’”
His willingness to discuss the player openly could be an indication of his interest in him. His comments align with France manager Didier Deschamps’ in a recent press conference.
It seems obvious that any player costing that much money would have to be playing regularly, but the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City have plenty of quality attackers.
It would be inconceivable for Arsenal to spend £100m on a player, only to put him on the bench behind Olivier Giroud or Danny Welbeck.
For Mbappe, the club offering the best financial package isn’t the most important thing. At 18 years of age, going to a place where he would play regularly and treated well by the manager should be a priority.