Liverpool and Real Madrid have once again been linked with Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe, who has just one year left on his contract next summer.
After an initial loan, the 21-year-old World Cup winner is the second most expensive footballer in history following his €180m move from Monaco to PSG in 2018.
The forward scored 91 times in 125 appearances for the French champions, winning three consecutive Ligue 1 titles as well as reaching the 2020 Champions League final.
Nice to be back ❤️?… @PSG_inside pic.twitter.com/pq5Id7kX89
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) September 20, 2020
Perhaps the most valuable young talent in world football, Mbappe is reaching a crossroads in his career. In the summer of 2021, he will have just one year left on his contract in Paris, while Europe’s biggest and best are keeping a close eye on his situation.
A report in The Times earlier in the month claimed that Mbappe had already made up his mind and told PSG of his desire to switch clubs next year, with Real Madrid and Liverpool as possible destinations. Reference is made.
L’Equipe have now denied The Times’ claim that Mbappe has already told PSG of his desire to leave. However, the French report says the two Premier League and La Liga champions have been in ‘regular contact’ with Mbappe, who currently has three options on the table for 2021: Liverpool, Real Madrid or PSG.
Kylian Mbappe’s next move could be the story of 2021 / Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images
Apart from suggesting that the respective camps of Liverpool and Real Madrid have been in contact, there is nothing new in L’Equipe’s speculative report – the unrelated bits of which have sent Twitter into a frenzy.
On the Madrid front, claims that Zinedine Zidane wanted French trio Mbappe, Eduardo Camavinga and Paul Pogba this summer before the Covid-19 strike are nothing new, while Liverpool are said to have signed Wonder in 2016. Had tried to return Kidd.
The report also (rather strangely) claims that Mbappe’s family met Tom Hicks and George Gillet on a private jet in Nice in 2017 to discuss a deal. much celebration on Merseyside) is said to have been seven years before the event.
Who do you drop from the current Liverpool squad to include Mbappe? ?#Mbappe2020 pic.twitter.com/AAkBYF2Bry
— 90 Minutes (@90min_Football) January 21, 2020
While Real Madrid and Liverpool have been listed as the only possible destinations for Mbappe apart from a stay in Paris, L’Equipe claim that geopolitical ties between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates would rule out a sale to Manchester City. are, while the transfer would be too expensive for the European. Champions Bayern Munich.
It is further stated that the player will not even sign for Barcelona against Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane claimed last year that Mbappe dreams of playing for Los Blancos, while the striker has spoken publicly of his admiration for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.