Thus, the Selecao legend's backing of Neymar's controversial move to Paris Saint Germain will give the former Barcelona man some much needed respite from the intense scrutiny he has been placed under.
Mbappe's future was one of the stories of the summer as Europe's top clubs scrambled to sign the talented French forward.
The 18-year-old France striker said at the end of last season he had chose to stay with Monaco, but confessed on Wednesday that "certain events happened which made me change my mind".
The teenage sensation joined his hometown club from Monaco on loan, with a compulsory purchase option at the end of the season, believed to be in the region of €180 million.
And Mbappe insists it will be an honour to learn from him. "It was important to return to the city where I grew up".
Broncos bring back Osweiler
On Saturday, Elway said the Broncos would welcome Osweiler back "with open arms". "That didn't weigh into my decision whatsoever". The quarterback said he chose Houston over Denver because he felt had a better chance at long-term success with the Texans .
"It was a wonderful experience". So it was a real discovery for me. Of course I had an idea what a great football club was like but I was really impressed by the working culture and the mentality of wanting to be better day-in, day-out.
Meeting Chelsea stars Didier Drogba and Florent Malouda and having his photograph taken with them reinforced in Mbappe a desire to be a professional player.
"I had the opportunity to talk with the coach, how he wanted to use me, ' he said".
"It's a great pleasure to join this club, it's one of the best in the world", said Mbappe. Now I am on the other side of the camera, on the other side of the TV.
The French global was booed by his old fans while he sat on the bench during Ligue 1 champions Monaco's 6-1 thrashing of Marseille, their last game before Mbappe left for title rivals PSG.