Mbappe is predicted to be a top striker in the era of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The 22-year-old striker has so far scored 132 goals in a PSG shirt.
Despite performing great with PSG in the last three seasons, Mbappe has never been nominated for the top three Ballon d’Or. The French player who made it to the top three last time was Antoine Griezmann, who at that time played for Atletico Madrid.
Anelka then suggested that Mbappe leave PSG if he wanted to compete in the race for the Ballon d’O. That’s because Ligue 1 looks uncompetitive compared to some other leagues in Europe.
“If you want the biggest accolades, you have to move away from PSG at some point,” he told The Athletic.
“Whatever you’re going to do in Paris will be great, but someone will always say, well, you did great for PSG, but that’s only in France and the best leagues are in England and Spain, so you don’t compete with the best players. the best league,” Anelka continued.
“You have to decide. If you want to win the Ballon d’Or, which you should look to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, you have to compete with the best.”
“You can’t say you are competing with the best all the time when you are at PSG. The French league is not easy, don’t get me wrong, but I think the toughest league is in England.”
“So if you want to be one of the best then do what you did in Paris but with Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City or Liverpool. It could also go to Spain to Real Madrid or Barcelona. Or maybe Italy.” he insisted.
Anelka started his professional career at PSG. He then ventured out of France at a relatively young age to try out Arsenal and Real Madrid.
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