"I would prefer if they go for Mbappe as he would be a long-term investment because he is six years younger and is already at the top level".
Whatever the outcome of England's semi-final, the team will remain in Russian Federation at the very least until next Saturday when the Third Place Play-Off is contested - the final will be played on Sunday 15 July. Italy, France, Germany and Portugal were the semi-finalists at the 2006 World Cup, the last time this had happened.
Brazil entered the tournament as favourites but leave with their wait for a sixth World Cup crown still ongoing, and writing in his Sunday World column, Aldridge was heavily critical of Neymar once again. The winners will move on to play for the World Cup, while the losers will have to settle for a third-place playoff.
"It is still hard for us to understand what happened and where we made a mistake".
France take on Belgium in the first of the Semi Finals, in what should be an entertaining game.
The opportunity created by Argentina and Portugal's last-16 exits was not grasped by Neymar as he turned in a frustrating display in the 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium.
However, Neymar's former Barcelona teammate Xavi - a man who looks destined to become a coach when he hangs up his boots - has made a great point about the Brazilian forward.
With Russia eliminated, this marks the fifth straight World Cup in which the host has not been able to protect home soil. So in football a lot of things get magnified.
Having said that, he may well have got some eggs and stones pelted at him judging by footage of some fans giving the official team bus a different kind of welcome. I think he's set to be the next big superstar as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are coming to the end of their careers.
"However, we can say that Belgium has a similar style to Manchester City in the sense that we like to play with the ball and attack".