Liverpool’s hopes of signing Kylian Mbappe this summer appear extremely slim, with journalist Fabrizio Romano claiming that a deal won’t happen.
The Lowdown: Liverpool eye up stunning Mbappe move
Mbappe is arguably one of the most exciting players in the world at the moment, catching the eye with his incredible pace and relentless end product, scoring 132 goals in 171 appearances for Paris Saint-Germain. He is the most valuable player in world football according to Transfermarkt, who rate him at an eye-watering £144m.
The Latest: Romano provides bleak update
Unfortunately, that looks unlikely to happen, if Romano is to be believed. Taking to Twitter to respond to a question regarding the current situation, he rather brutally claimed that ‘there’s nothing between Mbappe and Liverpool’, as things stand.
While the journalist might not always get it right, he is one of the most trusted reporters in football, and his update suggests that the prospect of seeing the French maestro in a Reds shirt next season seems increasingly unlikely.
The Verdict: No great surprise
There is no doubt that this update is a blow to Liverpool fans, but it has always been difficult to see the Reds signing the 22-year-old when Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are all still at Anfield, not to mention the frugality often shown by FSG in the transfer market.
It would be very difficult for Jurgen Klopp to keep all of his attacking players happy, especially with Diogo Jota also a strong option.
Liverpool’s best hopes of signing Mbappe could be as a replacement for Salah or Mane next summer, by which time both Anfield heroes will have turned 30.
In other news, some Liverpool fans have been reacting to the Reds’ rumoured interest in a Champions League-winning player. Find out who it is here.
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