It’s clear that too much is being read into Kylian Mbappé’s future, as recent reports suggest he has aimed a dig at suitors prepared to pay a world-record transfer fee this summer.
Mbappé, 18, established himself as one of the world’s best teenagers with an excellent breakthrough campaign under Leonardo Jardim with AS Monaco in Ligue 1 last season.
His success and that of their team overall cannot be understated. However, it doesn’t come as a surprise that teams such as Real Madrid and Arsenal themselves have been linked with, and had bids in excess of £100m rejected by Monaco as they’re desperate to retain their most prized asset.
In an interesting angle taken by the Independent, they claimed the French wonderkid has made a subtle dig towards the clubs who have expressed significant interest in securing his services on a long-term basis.
How then, you may ask?
By changing his cover photo on Twitter to a picture of him celebrating alongside an advertising board which has the word “priceless” emblazoned behind him.
It suggests that he’s not concerned by the eyewatering transfer fees that surround his future and instead wants to focus on his football, though it seems perhaps too trivial to mean anything significant in the grand scheme of things.
It’s easy to forget the fact that Mbappé is only 18 and has actively made an effort to disguise his likes and interests over the past few months with many eagle-eyed people eager to spot any social media activity which could suggest he’d be interested in a move to a certain side.
Whether that be liking a friend’s picture on Instagram or showing support for another club other than his own, it’s evident that everyone is keen to find the latest scoop on his future and it’s making the whole “transfer saga” even more tiresome as a result.