Thierry Henry sends advice to Kylian Mbappe amid transfer speculation
The 22-year-old French sensation has been tipped with a move away from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain after four years at the club, though Henry has advised against a switch
Arsenal legend and French football icon Thierry Henry has explained how he hopes Kylian Mbappe remains a Paris Saint-Germain player by the time the transfer window closes at the end of this month.
Mbappe has been relentlessly touted with a move away from the Parc Des Princes in favour of a switch to La Liga outfit Real Madrid, while Manchester United and Liverpool remain in the running for the 22-year-old's signature.
The World Cup winner is in the final year of his current PSG deal, while talks over an extension appear to have stalled amid interest from a number of European 'super-clubs'.
Mbappe was urged to stay by club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in the wake of Lionel Messi's arrival at PSG, Al-Khelaifi claiming: "I think we have the most competitive team. Now there is no choice for Kylian but to stay here in Paris.
"I think everybody knows the future of Kylian, people from Paris and the players. He is a really competitive player. He wants to win, he wants to win trophies, he said it in public.
"He wanted a competitive team and I think we have got the most competitive in the world. So there is no excuse for him now. He can’t do anything else but stay."
His sentiments were echoed by Henry, who - like Mbappe, is a former Monaco man.
Henry told Amazon: "I don't know what is happening with Kylian Mbappé, we can always speculate and say a lot of things.
"Me, what I see is that he is still there, that he is training, he is walking, he is running and he is trying to create chances for his team-mates.
"He scores, I know that well. He is a player who is also honouring his contract, he is doing nothing bad and he is responding on the pitch, so be happy.