While Paris Saint-Germain are doing everything they can to prevent a transfer to Real Madrid, Kylian Mbappe has his sights set on Arsenal legend Thierry Henry’s record for France
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the Paris St Germain Star is used to dominating club and country headlines as he has comfortably become one of the best players in the world. But he wants to make his name legendary by becoming his country’s top scorer.
Though his career is still in its infancy, the 23-year-old has an incredible trophy cabinet full of cutlery, including four league 1 title that Bundesliga and the World Championship. But there is still a lot to do at international level.
After France’s 5-0 win over South Africa, Mbappe told Henry he was firmly aiming for his national team record of 51 goals. And after his double on Tuesday night, it would take a brave man to bet against him.
His brace gave him a total of 26 goals in just 54 games, while in reality Mbappe could erase Henry’s record if he stays injury-free. The Frenchman was confident he could reach 51 even in a quicker time.
“Of course it’s a goal, I’ve always wanted to be first, whether with the French team or in club football,” he said. “There’s still a long way to go. Nobody has done what Titi has done. I think I can get there a lot quicker than people think.”
Olivier Giroud is also close to Henry’s record after his goal against South Africa put the AC Milan star within three minutes of the goals arsenal Legend. But Mbappe is expected to comfortably beat both while Antoine Griezmann is also close at 42.
At club level, things couldn’t be more unclear for Mbappe at the moment as his contract expires at the end of the season. PSG are desperate to keep their talisman but may be powerless to stop the striker from completing a dream move real Madrid.
Los Blancos made an offer for the forward last summer only to be turned down but the former Monaco man has made no secret of his desire to play at the Bernabeu someday. However, there has been a lack of progress that has stifled a potential deal, allowing PSG to potentially keep the youngster.
Your performance in the Champions League however, would have harmed their efforts after Mbappe himself led his side with two goals against Real with 30 minutes remaining. However, a superb hat-trick by Karim Benzema resulted in an embarrassing defeat for the Parc des Princes side while putting pressure on Mauricio Pochettino.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/kylian-mbappe-thierry-henry-record-26588725 Kylian Mbappe warns Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as he targets records