I completely understand people's opinions on Mbappe, but when you dig deeper and think about it, he's a great hold!
Firstly PB - check out his PB numbers/base, they're very very good, up there with the best on the index!
Anomalies - his ratio of GWGs to goals scored last season was very low, which impacts his peak scores and in turn his PB output. End of the day you don't win many gold days without GWG. As a side note, obviously Neymar is currently affecting PB output, but that doesn't mean Mbappe's PB is poor!
Age - I think Mbappe gets a hard time because people compare him to current PB monsters and forget he's 21. Yes if you compare him to Neymar/Messi he isn't going to stack up and will look poor value. But what about comparing him to 'elite youth'?
So, why is he compared to PB monsters? Simple, because he's seemingly been around for years and is so damn good and the others aren't!
MB - new changes to media, Mbappe being the poster boy of Nike, big move next summer, global icon. He will be media dream hold for years!
Move - next summer I think its obvious he'll be leaving PSG, probably to Madrid. He'll become the main man with the side built around him, and no Neymar to ruin his PB output.
Comparisons/history - i wonder what Messi's output was like when he was young and playing in the same side as Ronaldinho/Henry etc, and Ronaldo with Rooney. They went on to do ok on FI.
Mbappe for me has very few question marks - the only one being current output. But he has the PB game, that's undeniable if you look at his numbers. Can the same be said for Foden, Haaland, Greenwood etc? I think the extra £2-£4 is fully justified when comparing to youth holds, which is where he should be imo, and far less of a risk. Comparing him to established PB/MB veterans is another matter.
I get why people don't see Mbappe as 'value' right now, but i think its very obvious why he's priced the way he is. People are very short sighted, and traders who play the long game can buy Mbappe and sit back knowing in 3 years they'd have made a great CA/div return on him! Personally I see him winning more PB this season, simply because of the GWG anomaly last season, and the fact he'll grow as a player. And it's only going to take a PB win or 2 for him to seriously sky rocket because if he answers peoples questions regarding his PB output, what else is there holding him back? He will literally have everything. I personally dont want to miss that boat, so i'm happy gambling on a potential short term drop because the upside is far greater!
These Mbappe convos really bug me, when he is cheaper than Sancho. Thats where the real questions should be aimed, why's he so expensive? He has proved very little as a footballer - bang average in England games and important Dortmund games. That in my opinion is more of a determining factor in being a good FI hold because at the end of the day you need to be a good player to win PB, but more importantly to become a MB monster. Look at the best players in the world over the last 3 years? Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo. And the most PB/MB won - Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo (at a guess). Ok there's the odd anomaly to this thinking like Pogba, but we know why that is, plus the United bias won't be as strong going forward.
Hope this helps some people, and always interested to hear others thoughts on matters like this.