Buffon: Mbappe can reach legend status

World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe is a special talent capable of true greatness, according to new PSG team-mate Gianluigi Buffon.

Kylian Mbappe became the second teenager to score in a World Cup final as he helped fire France past Croatia last month.   -  Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon believes France star Kylian Mbappe is on course to becoming one of the game's all-time greats.

Mbappe, 19, became the second teenager to score in a World Cup final as he helped fire France past Croatia last month.

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The other man to achieve the feat, Pele, joked he would have to "dust off he boots" if the explosive young forward continued to threaten his records.

Italy legend Buffon says his new team-mate can finish a burgeoning career among football's very finest, recalling a first-hand experience of Mbappe's immense potential in the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

The then-Monaco man capped a startling breakthrough season by beating Buffon for his side's only goal in a 2-1 second-leg defeat in Turin.

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