The French is the most valued young player in world football.
Ever since the transfer of Neymar, there has been an inflation in transfer market. All of a sudden €50m isn’t the most expensive transfer. Not only attackers but even world class defenders are valued €75-€80 million. This sudden inflation has benefitted the clubs who are willing to sell players. Perhaps that’s the reason why PSG forward Kylian Mbappe is valued around €280m. The figure to some people isn’t astronomical but a value that describes the talent of the young Frenchman. Former Barcelona player Rivaldo responds to Kylian Mbappe’s €280m price tag.
Rivaldo has stated that paying 280 million euros for Kylian Mbappe would be an excessive amount on Real Madrid’s part. In the Brazilian’s mind, no player is worth that sort of money. Rivaldo told Betfair, “In my opinion, paying 280 million euros for a player is too much. Not even [Lionel] Messi, [Cristiano] Ronaldo or Neymar are worth that price.” Most recent reports from France Football suggest that Mbappe would cost Real €280 million – which would smash any previous transfer record. That would certainly be an outrageous figure to pay – but it’s also one that reflects the current transfer market – especially for a player like Mbappe, who would be considered the most valuable in the world. The Frenchman achieved what very few professional footballers will ever do – by winning the World Cup in Russia. The striker scored four times en route to winning the greatest prize with his country and officially announced himself to the world on the biggest stage of all.
But in truth, he’d already gained quite a reputation as Europe’s golden boy well ahead of last summer’s tournament. After a breakthrough season at Monaco, Mbappe moved to Paris Saint-Germain for a rumoured €145 million, making him the most expensive teenager in history. Since moving to the French capital, he’s scored 39 goals in 50 Ligue 1 games and his stock is continuing to rise. He’s impressed so much, that rumours of a potential move to Real Madrid have been constant throughout this season. Rivaldo also suggested that inflated pricetags could have a negative effect on the players themselves. He said, “I am convinced that some players do not think they should cost so much but try to justify it in each game because of pressure from the club, the press, the fans,” he continued. That can sometimes torment you and does not allow you to get the best out of yourself. The high price of a transfer is always an extra pressure on your shoulders.”
Rivaldo is right but today’s transfer market is all seller’s market. Clubs are willing to pay the price the selling club intend do. Perhaps that’s the reason why there will be a new trend in which player’s will run down their contract till the end and may leave on free or on a modest price.