There aren't many people in the world who could claim that they had a host of European super clubs coveting their signature or that they were listed for the final 30 players list of the Ballon d'Or or that they are about to become the second-most expensive player in the world.
Kylian Mbappe, however, can make a claim for all those things.
The French star might just be 18-year-old, but already has the world at his feet. His jump from Monaco to Paris-Saint Germain has been smooth thus far as his unreal abilities as a footballer has made him an instant success in France's premier club.
Another young star, Gabriel Jesus, is plying his trade in England and is doing extremely well for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City. It won't quite be an exaggeration to say that these two players could be the leaders of tomorrow.
However, Kylian Mbappe currently is, and most likely, will continue to be the superior one - and here are 5 reasons why...
#5 Higher market value
We will start off with something not directly related to the pitch itself. Actually, in a way, it just might be – after all, the performances on the pitch are what determine the market value of a player. If you play well, your value rises – it is as simple as that.
Currently, the French starlet is valued at €90 million, which is double of Gabriel Jesus' valuation of €45 million. This in itself is a big testament as to how the young Frenchman has risen over the last year.
This time last year, Mbappe wasn’t really much of a known entity and was only just beginning to feature in the first team regularly. Indeed, his market value was a mere €4 million compared to Gabriel Jesus’ €20 million – who was much more of a known entity than Mbappe last November – but the way the former shot himself to stardom has been nothing short of exemplary.
Notably, this is just the beginning of what could be an unbelievably meteoric rise, and I, for one, don't see Jesus surpassing Mbappe in this aspect.