Former Manchester City defender, Gael Clichy has likened Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry while insisting that he would be game-over if the 24-year-old joins the Premier League champions.
Speaking with Genting Casino, Clichy was asked to share his thoughts on Mbappe’s potential future destination.
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When asked about his links with Man City, Clichy responded: ”Mbappe going to Manchester City will be game-over! He reminds me of Thierry Henry as he can pop up with vital goals and has so much charisma and confidence.
“I have not seen one with this much confidence since Thierry. Him going to City would be great, but the Premier League is the most challenging league in the world.”
He added, “Mbappe’s favourite club is seemingly Real Madrid and that is understandable due to their history and status. If he leaves PSG, I can’t see him going anywhere before Real Madrid. Not Liverpool, not Arsenal, not Manchester United and not Tottenham Hotspur.
“The only Premier League club who I feel could tempt Kylian would be City due to Pep Guardiola’s influence as well as what City have achieved over the last few years. City also have the financial muscle to maintain their status. However, Real Madrid can do all of this too. They could create a project around the player.”
Mbappe’s current contract with PSG will expire at the end of the season and the France captain is yet to sign a new deal.