'He will end up at Real Madrid or Barca' - Mbappe tipped to snub Man Utd by Fabinho

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The teenage forward has been backed to make a move to a La Liga heavyweight, rather than a Premier League giant, by a current team-mate at Monaco

In-demand Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe “will end up at Real Madrid or Barcelona”, according to team-mate Fabinho.

The 18-year-old, who was handed his senior international debut for France on Saturday, continues to draw admiring glances from Europe’s top clubs.

Reports suggest that Manchester United have already seen a record-breaking offer turned down for the teenage sensation, with the Red Devils eager to add him to their Premier League ranks.

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Jose Mourinho is, however, set to face competition from his former employers in Spain if a transfer scramble breaks out.

And Fabinho believes that it is United who will be left disappointed once Mbappe takes the decision to leave his homeland.

He told Chuteira FC: “We know that sooner or later he will end up at Real Madrid, Barcelona or a club of that calibre,”’ said Fabinho.

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“But so long as he is still with us, we are going to profit from that!”

Fabinho added: "Mbappe's tremendous.

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"For an 18-year-old, he has such maturity both on and off the pitch. He's playing a decisive role and scoring lots of goals.

"For someone his age playing in the level of competitions that we're playing in, that's not easy. And I haven't even mentioned how quick he is."

Mbappe has 19 goals in 32 appearances for Monaco this season, with that return including two hat-tricks and important efforts home and away against Manchester City in the last 16 of the Champions League.

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