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Following the impressive displays of Anthony Martial at Old Trafford since his arrival last summer, it comes as no surprise that rivals Manchester United have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Monaco youngster Kylian Mbappe. The 17-year-old who is dubbed the ‘next Anthony Martial’ has gone on to shatter two of the legendary Thierry Henry’s records with the French side.
He became the youngest ever player to represent Monaco at the age of just 16 years and 347 days in December before becoming the Ligue One club’s youngest-ever scorer on Saturday.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was priced out of the signing of Martial last year who became the world most expensive teenager is very much keen on the next Martial. Various reports emanating from France had claimed the Gunners had already sent a scout to Monaco with the possibility of striking a deal.
French publication L’Equipe via Pundit Arena claimed that Arsenal scout, Giles Grimandi, was in Monaco and held discussions about a transfer for the rising star.
The Daily Mail via the Express however claims that United have now made an enquiry about Mbappe.
The young striker is a versatile forward who can operate up front on his own or play a supporting role on the wings. Mbappe is yet to sign a professional contract in France and Monaco are understandably reluctant to part with the teenage prodigy as any transfer will be for a small development fee which would definitely be a bargain for the promising star.