Liverpool are one of four clubs that could afford to chase Paris Saint Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe next summer, according to reports in France.
The 22-year-old continues to fire on all cylinders for the Ligue 1 giants after stealing the show during his side’s 4-1 victory against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.
Mbappe has scored a staggering 111 goals from 153 appearances for Les Rouge et Bleu, contributing to his career total of 138 senior strikes in total (Transfermarkt).
Described recently as “unplayable” by talkSPORT pundit David Connolly, the World Cup winner has been attracting the interest of some of Europe’s elite clubs, including Liverpool.
Le Parisien reported that Real Madrid, Manchester City and Juventus are the other teams that could be in for him and who can afford the Frenchman, who would cost €200m (£175m) – a truly blockbuster deal, even more so in this current economic climate.
Mbappe’s future has looked to be on the rocks at the Parc des Princes due to the lack of progress made regarding his long-term future.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
We think a move for Mbappe looks extremely unlikely from Liverpool’s perspective, due to the way they conducted themselves last month regarding their search for a central defender.
The Reds have taken a step backwards this season but had plenty of time to act. Instead, they left their business until the 11th hour when they signed Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak, with the former picking up an injury almost immediately during training.
During the current economic climate, we cannot see a move happening for Mbappe anytime soon – but it would go down as arguably the biggest transfer in Premier League history if they could pull it off.
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