Jose Mourinho is back in the news again, and this time it’s for suggesting that Kylian Mbappe is already more valuable than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Still just 20, Mbappe lifted the World Cup with France last summer having already won two Ligue 1 titles and a third on the way with Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG paid €180million to sign the forward from AS Monaco and former Manchester United boss Mourinho insists that if any club is to ever prise him away from the French capital they will have to make him the most expensive player on the planet.
“For a player like Mbappe, when you speak about the future, you don’t need to say what he’s going to be like in five years’ time, in 10 years’ time,” Mourinho told beIN Sports.
“Just focus on now. He’s absolutely incredible.
“I think going by his age and [and considering] the age of Cristiano, of Messi, [both] over 30, Neymar is 27… when you go to the market level and age is also a factor, I think he’s the most valuable player in the world.
“In a hypothetical transfer, he’s the most expensive player in football now.
“In terms of his qualities, [he is] unbelievable. One word is enough. It means everything.”
Mbappe has 30 goals in 34 appearances in all competitions this season with 15 assists, second only to Barca’s Messi who has 39 goals and 21 assists.