Tottenham and Arsenal said to be chasing French prospect

The Daily Mirror say Tottenham have joined Arsenal in an apparent race to sign Monaco youngster Kylian Mbappe.

It is claimed that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to sign the 18-year-old striker, who scored a hat-trick against Metz at the weekend.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has also been linked with the player after recently being asked to compare him to former Gunners star Thierry Henry on French television.

“He is not exactly Thierry Henry but it is true that he has similar qualities and the future and talent is similar,” Wenger said.

“The potential is similar, after that if he has the same level of motivation, desire and intelligence that Thierry has, and the next two to three years will tell us that, then he can be very promising.

“The guys that have super talent are already playing at 18. Those who are not playing at 18 or 19 do not have that exceptional talent and he does play over here at the top level.

“He is a guy who is electric like Thierry was, can dribble, can pass and is efficient. We follow him, we know him very well, and he is developing well.

“He extended his contract with Monaco last season and so it’s Monaco who is going to decide his future. He could be another Thierry Henry.”

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