Kylian Mbappé has it all – even at £166m he could be a bargain

Teenage forward’s awe-inspiring display for France against Argentina evoked memories of a young Michael Owen and anything seems possible for him at this World Cup

It’s important to be clear about one thing: other sides will not give Kylian Mbappé as much space as Argentina gave him. He may never again find himself in a major game romping through such vacant pastures.

There will be cones in training sessions who give him more of a race than Argentina’s defence did on Saturday, although they probably won’t kick him quite so hard or spend quite so much time grabbing at his shoulders. This was the perfect game for Mbappé. But he took full and ruthless advantage.

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