Liverpool’s hunt to sign French superstar Kylian Mbappe could be prevented after reports suggested Paris Saint-Germain have other plans.
Mbappe plans shelved?
The 21-year-old has already achieved so much during his short career so far, scoring for France to help his country win the World Cup in 2018 and has already won three Ligue 1 titles (TransferMarkt). The Reds have been heavily linked with a move for the young superstar on multiple occasions.
Brazilian football legend Pele has already tipped Mbappe to replicate the achievement that he managed to accomplish during his playing career, admitting the PSG starlet can ‘become the new Pele’ (cited by Goal).
With the contract complications surrounding the Frenchman’s teammate Neymar continuing, L’Equipe (via SPORT) revealed that the Brazil international could be sold to fund a new contract for Mbappe at Parc des Princes.
The report adds that PSG could end up selling Neymar to the ‘highest bidder’, but Mbappe has already hinted that he would not be dedicating his future with Le Parisien (via The Times).
Transfer Tavern take
Liverpool will be hugely disappointed to miss out on Mbappe, as they will be wanting to seek long-term replacements for the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
As well as this, Mbappe would likely cost in the region of the £165.7m fee that PSG paid Monaco for him back in 2017 if he indeed signs a new deal, which would smash the Merseysiders’ all-time transfer record.
It is unlikely that Liverpool would pay those sort of funds in the current economic climate, and will probably now look elsewhere for a cheaper alternative.
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