🏆 The 2020s will belong to boy wonder Kylian Mbappé

🏆 The 2020s will belong to boy wonder Kylian Mbappé

The 20-year-old superstar has already scored 100 club goals in 163 appearances with the sky seemingly not even close to being a limit for the Frenchman. 

Mbappé was at his irresistible best last night as PSG brushed Galatasaray aside 5-0, with their number 7 scoring one goal and assisting two more. 

Incredibly, Mbappé has now scored 100 club goals and he won't be 21 until the 20th of December this year. 73 of those goals have been scored for PSG where he is maturing into one of the most feared forwards in the modern game. Many pundits expect him to be the natural heir to world football's throne, long-monopolized by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in tandem for more than a decade.

The world started to take notice of Mbappé as a raw 18-year-old with blistering pace at Monaco. Mbappé was a menace in the 2016/2017 Champions League round of 16, scoring in both legs against Manchester City as the Principality side advanced on away goals after the sides ended 6-6 on aggregate. He was the jewel in the crown of a thrilling young side that broke up to the benefit of a handful of other elite European clubs. 

Now the world wasn't only noticing Mbappé, but starting to become glued to their screens when he was playing. The Frenchman made the move from Monaco to PSG in August 2017, initially on a complex, expensive season-long loan deal, and then permanently in July of 2018. 

Critics of Ligue 1 may try to detract from Mbappe's goal return in France, claiming that it's inflated because of the inferior nature of the competition relative to the other top five leagues in Europe. However, he answers those critics emphatically with his stats in the Champions League, the continent's most elite and coveted competition. Here they are via transfermarkt:

19 goals & 11 assists in 30 Champions League appearances. That's a direct contribution to exactly a goal a game for a young man who's still only 20 at the top table of club football.  

When the young phenomenon became the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Brazil's Pelé, some 60 years back, we knew that we were witnessing something truly special. 

Kylian Mbappé, the boy wonder on track to become the best player in the world.