Football Legend Pele has backed PSG Star Kylian Mbappe to match his stunning career achievements.
Pele is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever football players having burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old at the 1968 World Cup, helping Brazil win the tournament for the first time.
He then won the World Cup again in 1962 and 1970, becoming the first player to win the tournament three times.
Pele is also the all-time leading goalscorer for Brazil with 77 goals in 92 games.
There are already some similarities with his achievements so far and Pele’s early career.
Like Pele, Mbappe is a teenage World Cup winner and already has a clutch of domestic titles to his name.
However, the 78-year-old has said comparisons between himself and the young forward are not unwarranted.
“He won the World Cup at nineteen, I was only seventeen,” Pele told France Football.
“I teased him saying he had almost equalized.
“I think he can become the new Pele! Many people think I said that to laugh, but no, it’s not a joke.”
Mbappe became Monaco’s youngest-ever first-team player aged 16 years 347 days when he came on as a substitute againstCaenin December 2015.
The Paris-born forward then became a regular in the Monaco side the following season, helping the club win the 2016-17 Ligue 1title aged just 18.
MySportDab report Mbappe scored four goals as France won the 2018 World Cup for the second time as well as winning the tournament’s Best Young Player award.
He has scored 17 goals in 23 games so far to help PSG build up a 13-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 as well as progressing through to the last 16 of the Champions League.