Marquinhos: I hope PSG sign Mbappe

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The Brazilian defender has been left astonished by the form of the teenage striker, who scored two more goals at the weekend

Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Marquinhos hopes that he can one day soon team up with Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe.

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The 18-year-old has exploded onto the scene in recent weeks and has netted 11 goals in his last 10 outings, including a double that helped the principality side to a 3-0 win over Caen on Sunday.

Mbappe, who was born in Paris, scored Monaco’s first and third in a comfortable win at Stade Michel d’Ornano, which means his side enjoy a three-point advantage over the defending champions with eight matches of the season remaining.

Marquinhos would be delighted to team up with him in the future.

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“It’s doing very well at Monaco and I hope that our leaders are following him – he’s a player who can make the difference and has great quality,” he said.

“He’s a very good player. At his age, it’s not easy to put in successive performances in Ligue 1 that are so strong.

“He’s gone into the France squad, he’s in great form, he’s scoring goals and will be a very important player for France and Monaco.

“He’s got a great future and I hope that he continues to work hard and does not stop because there’s still a lot for him to learn.”

Mbappe is already up to 12 goals for the season, despite starting only 11 top-flight fixtures for Leonardo Jardim’s side.

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