Ferdinand makes big prediction on Chelsea’s £200 million transfer target

Chelsea target Kylian Mbappe will ‘take the crown’ from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and develop into the best player in the world, Rio Ferdinand has claimed.

Mbappe is hell of a player already and is already considered to be one of the most dangerous and creative players in world football, with his price tag at PSG considered to be well over the £200 million mark.

He was once again in fine form in the Champions League against Barcelona, Despite the absence of Neymar and Angel Di Maria, the 22-year-old scored once in the first half and twice in the second half as the Ligue 1 giants ran riot at Camp Nou to win 4-1

And United legend Ferdinand heaped praise on Mbappe after the impressive display and told BT Sport that the Frenchman was on course to take over from all-time greats Messi and Ronaldo.

He said: ‘This guy will take over the throne from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo one day. ‘This is a statement from Mbappe. Mbappe is on his own, out of the young players, he’s on his own.

“He’s won the World Cup and been immense in the Champions League

‘He will take the crown from Messi and Ronaldo and be there, he’s standing alone at the moment and it’s up for other players to catch up with him now.’

Mbappe will go on to become the very best player in world football, and Chelsea would love to see him do that at Old Trafford.

But would the club have the ambition to pay £200 million for the man?