Ronaldo expresses his love for PSG forward amid transfer rumours

Date published: Thursday 30th May 2019 5:03

Ronaldo has admitted his ‘love’ for Paris Saint-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe after similarities were noted between the two stars.

Mbappe has enjoyed a stellar season for the French champions this season with 33 goals in just 29 games, a fantastic return after World Cup success in the summer.

The former Golden Boy also won the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award to cap off another successful season which saw him win his third title in three years.

Now, former Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan star Ronaldo has voiced his high opinions on the 20-year-old.

When asked by Marca if he concurs with those saying they see Ronaldo in Mbappe, the Brazilian said: “Yes, I do. I love him.

“He’s fast, can finish and he’s only 20 years old. We’ve known about him for three years already because he has a lot of talent.

“I don’t know how players are valued at what they are now, but who am I to speak? People paid a lot of money for me, and for [Zinedine] Zidane. It’s a normal evolution in football.”

If Mbappe was to move to Ronaldo’s former side Madrid, he would link up with another of the world’s most promising young players in Vinicius Junior.

Ronaldo’s compatriot enjoyed a promising debut season and was one of the few bright points for Madrid, who finished third in La Liga and were knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax in the last 16.

“No, I’d seen him at Flamengo,” Ronaldo replied when asked if Vinicius’ adaptation was unexpected.

“He has a lot of quality and that’s why Madrid paid €40million. When they put him in the team they saw what he has.

“He’s not fully formed, but he’s 18 years old and it’ll come. He’s an incredible player and will bring a lot of joy.”


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