Jose Mourinho feels that Kylian Mbappe is the most valuable footballer in the world today, given both his age and amount of talent.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward is currently the second costliest player on the planet behind Neymar, but at the age of just 20 he could potentially find himself on the market again in the near future.
Having won the World Cup last summer, Mbappe – who has scored 31 goals in 35 games this season – is back on duty with France ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifier in Moldova on Friday, and Mourinho has hailed the young forward ahead of the clash.
“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,” the former Chelsea , Real Madrid and Manchester United manager 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.”