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Kylian Mbappe has revealed the brilliant reason behind his new trademark celebration

The Monaco wonderkid has made a habit of celebrating by stopping and crossing his arms

It’s hard to keep Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe out of the news at the moment.

The 18-year-old is a target for just about every European super power around after a quite astonishing breakthrough season.

Since first establishing himself in the Monaco first team at the start of October, Mbappe has scored 24 times in 40 appearances and broken numerous Champions League scoring records.

Kylian Mbappe has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season

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Kylian Mbappe has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season

And in recent weeks we’ve seen the French hotshot regularly showcase what is now a signature celebration by stopping and crossing his arms after scoring.

The likes of Antoine Griezmann and his ‘Hotline Bling’ and Bafetimbi Gomis’ ‘Jaguar’ have become common sights in recent seasons, and Mbappe has now revealed the reason behind his unique stance.

The likes of teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe and European heavyweight Radamel Falcao have combined to make Monaco one of Europe’s most-feared attacks

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The likes of teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe and European heavyweight Radamel Falcao have combined to make Monaco one of Europe’s most-feared attacks

Speaking to L’Equipe, Mbappe explained the inspiration came from his younger brother Ethan because he’s been doing it to him for years after beating him at FIFA on the Playstation.

“In fact it was not me who found it,” the French international said.

“It is my little brother. It’s a fraternal encounter with the Playstation.”

We have a feeling we might be seeing a lot more of the trademark move in years to come.

But what colours will he be doing it in next season?