Mbappe-Lottin offered Monaco deal

Monaco have moved to secure the future of Kylian Mbappe-Lottin by offering the teenage prodigy a professional contract.

The 17-year-old striker broke Thierry Henry's long-standing record for the principality outfit on Saturday when he netted late on in the 3-1 win over Troyes to become the club's youngest-ever goalscorer.

Mbappe-Lottin was promoted from the academy last year and made his first-team debut as a substitute in the 1-1 draw against Caen on December 2.

His achievement has reportedly attracted interest from Arsenal, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, but Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has revealed they are hoping to ward off potential suitors by tying the youngster to a professional deal.

"There isn't a better project in Europe for young players than Monaco," Vasilyev told RMC.

"Kylian Mbappe is part of that project. He's come from our training centre and we want to promote our players.

"We've made a proposal. The ball is in his camp. It's up to him and his parents to make a decision."

Vasilyev acknowledged that Mbappe-Lottin has caught the eye of some of Europe's top clubs, but believes Stade Louis II is the best place to continue his development.

"I don't doubt [there is interest] but will he get playing time with these big clubs? I'm not sure about that.

"I don't want to get into the details of the negotiations but we're going to provide the means to keep him."

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