French striker Kylian Mbappe’s uncle Pierre has revealed that the 18-year old always watches games of Chelsea amid speculations that he is set to move to Premier League this summer.
Mbappe has been in sensational form this season as he became the youngest player in 21st century to score 15 league goals in the ‘top 5 leagues’. He has also been clinical in Europe’s elite competition, Champions League as he managed to score 5 goals so far.
His immense contributions in the final third is currently helping Monaco as the club have reached semifinals of Champions League and are also leading the race to win Ligue 1.
Amid increasing speculations over his future, with interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe, Mbappe’s uncle has revealed that the striker always watches the games of Chelsea alongside Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus.
Pierre Mbappe told Tuttosport: ‘Kylian does not need to watch Juventus before their Champions League meeting because he already knows Juve very well.
‘He watched their games every week and he’s been doing it for very long time. He also watches Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea.
‘Anything can happen in the future, but he’s very happy at Monaco, we’ll talk about it [a possible transfer] at the right time.’
Pierre Mbappe, who is also one of the advisers for Kylian has revealed the role models whom the young striker always looks up to.
‘His role models are Ronaldo, Trezeguet and Neymar,’ he added. ‘He also watched many videos of Zidane in the past and he admires Buffon and Inzaghi.’
However, despite all the praise, Kylian has recently downplayed his achievements and called his goal tally as normal. He is keen to develop as a player and leave a mark at Monaco before he leaves the club.
‘Scoring 60 goals would be extraordinary, but managing 14 in Ligue 1 is not. Buffon and Totti are two legends and my parents taught me to be an educated person who should always learn from people with more experience than me,’ he said.
‘I’d like to win the Ballon d’Or, the Champions League and be a regular starter for France. I’d like to leave a mark with Monaco before I leave. I am only focused on this season.’