“He’s got a little bit more…” Micah Richards compares Kylian Mbappe to Thierry Henry

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Micah Richards has playfully teased Thierry Henry by suggesting that Kylian Mbappe possesses “more of an aura” than the Arsenal legend.

However, Richards emphasised the need for the Paris Saint-Germain forward to depart the club.

Mbappe, 25, is approaching the end of his contract with the Ligue 1 side, and speculation points towards a potential transfer to Real Madrid this summer.

Recent reports have also hinted at Mbappe’s willingness to consider a move to Arsenal amid uncertainties surrounding offers from the LaLiga club.

Meanwhile, Henry is universally recognised as one of the premier players to have ever graced the Premier League, amassing 228 goals in 377 appearances for the Gunners. Similar to Mbappe, he also secured a World Cup victory with France, and is celebrated for his exceptional skill and composure as a striker.

However, Richards suggested that Mbappe might possess a certain flair that surpasses even the esteemed French international. The former Manchester City star made these remarks during a live broadcast with CBS Sports.

“Honestly looking at him [Mbappe], his aura, he’s just… he reminds me of a young Titi [Henry]. He really does. But I think he’s got a little bit more…”

The ex-Manchester City defender has previously shared an anecdote about a moment when Henry outmaneuvered him, recalling how the Frenchman “winked” at him after executing a skillful pass between his legs.

On the other hand, Mbappe initially joined PSG from Monaco on a loan basis in 2017. Since then, he has amassed an impressive tally of 242 goals in 289 matches. Despite his remarkable achievements, he has yet to secure a Champions League title with the club.

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