Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe insists he remains ‘very calm’, amid reports linking him with some of Europe’s top clubs.
The 18-year-old has taken Ligue 1 by storm this season, as well as impressing in the Champions League, scoring 19 goals in all competitions for Monaco.
Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly keeping tabs on the young Frenchman, but the speedy striker is keeping his feet firmly on the ground and focused on Monaco this season.
Quoted in the Daily Mail, Mbappe said:
‘I would not say that what I do is extraordinary. I would just say that I am able to do what I know best. I would not say it’s extraordinary. Extraordinary is a player who can score 60 goals. There are not a lot. Otherwise I think we would overuse the term. I would not say it’s amazing but I’m on a good run.’
‘Sorry, but I do not look at what the English press say. I remain very calm about the attention I get. I get up in the morning and I go to practice like everyone else. I try to work to improve myself every day and I try to do on the pitch what I do during the training sessions.’
Whether Arsene Wenger is in charge of Arsenal next season or not, the Gunners may be in the market for a forward with Alexis Sanchez’s future in doubt.
Mbappe has been impressive for Monaco this season and should he continue his fine form until the end of the campaign then Arsenal, if they are keen on him, could face a stern battle from several top European clubs to sign the French starlet.