WITH Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in their autumn years and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a retirement tour, the football world is asking itself where is the royal line of succession? Kylian Mbappé is being touted as the greatest thing since Pelé and there are big hopes for Atlético Madrid’s João Félix, but are these players the contenders to the throne? It has to said that Mbappé is genuine top-drawer quality. What separates the likes of Pelé from so many of the pretenders – how many times did Brazil claim to have found the “new Pelé”? – is the timing of arrival. Real class, genuine brilliance shines through at a very young age. For example, players who have promise that goes on for some years,…