Kylian Mbappe has been tipped by Alan Shearer to sign for Newcastle United once the prospective takeover in the northeast is completed, after he quipped to Canal+ (via ChronicleLive) that the Tynesiders are the only team for the Paris Saint-Germain striker.
The Magpies legend, perhaps jokingly, claimed that he only sees one club for Mbappe, to which he remarked: “Newcastle of course”.
Moreover, Shearer felt that the 21-year-old would flourish in the Premier League, claiming:
“I would very much like Kylian Mbappe to come.
“With his skill, the confidence he has in someone so young, and all the goals he scores, that would be a big plus for the Premier League.”
Indeed, Mbappe has made a name for himself in world football at such a relatively young age, scoring in a victorious World Cup final appearance at just 19, and he has continued to set the beautiful game alight this season, scoring a rather impressive 30 goals and providing 17 assists in just 33 appearances in all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.
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The French international would potentially have a lot of admirers in upcoming transfer windows but it will likely be up to him as to whether he moves away from his home country, providing that the suitor can pay the appropriate transfer fee and wages.
Whether he would ever consider moving to the Premier League in the future is another question and a potential transfer to St. James’ Park of all places may indeed raise more questions than answers.
However, providing that the proposed deal between Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley’s Saudi-led consortium does eventually get approved by England’s highest division, the new owners could have incredible high ambitions.
Even if Shearer was being satirical, the possible signing of Mbappe would certainly prove to be a big statement by Newcastle given his pedigree in the game.
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