Manchester United: Next owners could move for Kylian Mbappe
The next owners of Manchester United could move to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Offers in for Man United
The soft deadline for bids to be made for the Old Trafford club passed on Friday, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos group and Qatari Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani both making offers.
The Glazers have no intention of selling for less than their £6bn asking price, almost double the club’s valuation on the New York Stock Exchange. It could well be a busy few months both on and off the pitch at Old Trafford, which could lead to an exciting summer transfer window.
The Latest: Mbappe linked with Man United
Football Insider‘s Pete O’Rourke shared a story on Monday afternoon regarding United and Mbappe.
He said that new owners could launch a sensational swoop to bring the forward to Old Trafford and kick-start their reign.
The Verdict: Wow
Called ‘the best player in European football’ and ‘unstoppable’ by Carlo Ancelotti last year, Mbappe has been in fine form once again this season, with the France international and Marcus Rashford both contributing to 33 goals in all competitions.
However, the PSG genius has played nearly 500 fewer minutes than Rashford and has also outperformed the United star when it comes to overall average match rating (7.66 vs 7.11), as per WhoScored.
Therefore, the possibility of the pair linking up at Old Trafford is an extremely exciting one; and if a move gathers pace, Mbappe could prove to be the final piece of Erik ten Hag’s jigsaw, potentially helping take them back to the Premier League summit once again.