In the world of football, comparisons are often drawn between players of different generations. The latest player to come under the spotlight is Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, who has been identified by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as the natural heir to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mbappe recently made history when he scored his 201st goal for PSG, surpassing Edinson Cavani to become the club’s all-time leading goalscorer. The 24-year-old French international scored the record-breaking goal in the 92nd minute of PSG’s 4-2 victory over Nantes in the French Ligue 1 over the weekend.
Henry, who is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, has now spoken out about Mbappe’s potential to take on the mantle left by Messi and Ronaldo. Speaking to Le10 Sport, he said, “When you look at the two bosses before him, Ronaldo and Messi, it is the same thing. That is why I called him [Mbappe] the heir because he is the one who comes after, for me and that is clear.”
Mbappe’s performances on the pitch have been nothing short of exceptional, and he has already won numerous awards and accolades at such a young age. With his lightning-fast pace, quick feet, and clinical finishing ability, Mbappe has already established himself as one of the most exciting young players in the game. His performances have attracted the attention of top clubs.
Only time will tell if Mbappe will go on to match the achievements of Messi and Ronaldo, but for now, he has the support of one of the game’s greatest players, Thierry Henry, who has identified him as the natural successor to the two footballing legends.