Mbappe is very impressive - Monaco's Germain backs in-form teenager for France call-up

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Kylian Mbappe may still be a teenager but the in-form forward is ready to make his full international debut for France, says Monaco team-mate Valere Germain.

The 18-year-old, who has represented Les Bleus at Under-17 and U-19 level, initially burst on to the scene last season when making 11 Ligue 1 appearances and has proved a revelation this term for the league leaders.

In 20 league outings - nine of which have been from the start - Mbappe has nine goals and is in immense form, netting eight times in his last seven appearances across all competitions, including a brace as Monaco beat Nantes 4-0 on Sunday.

Mbappe also starred in Monaco's 5-3 Champions League last-16 first-leg defeat to Manchester City and Germain fully expects the forward's form to be recognised with a call up to France's senior team.

"There is still a lot of people in his position, but what Kylian is demonstrating is very impressive," Germain told reporters after Sunday's triumph.

"He is very young, so if it [a call-up to the France team] does not happen now it will a bit later.

"He still has time for that, but given what he's doing, why not? In the end, it will be up to the coach to make his choice."