Jose Mourinho believes the 20-year-old Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe deserves to be considered the most expensive player on the planet.
According to the former Manchester United coach, Kylian Mbappe’s age and “incredible” ability make him more valuable than even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe has lifted the World Cup, won Ligue 1 twice, scored 55 top-flight goals and been voted fourth in the Ballon d’Or all before his 21st birthday.
The PSG star could command even a fee higher than that of the game’s current most expensive player, his PSG team-mate Neymar.
“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,” Mourinho 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.”