A report from Spanish publication Don Balon has claimed that Manchester City are planning to launch an audacious bid for Kylian Mbappe next year.
According to Don Balon [via Sports Mole], the Premier League champions view the Paris Saint-Germain forward as a player around whom Pep Guardiola could build a team if Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus depart, with David Silva’s exit next summer already confirmed.
| Manchester City are going to launch an approach for PSG forward Kylian Mbappe next summer. The 20 year-old is valued at £268m and City’s hierarchy believe he is a player Pep can build a new team around.
— City Chief (@City_Chief) October 8, 2019
Don Balon also claimed that Mbappe is open to the possibility of leaving the French capital if PSG again fail to win the Champions League this season.
The forward has only scored twice in six games for PSG so far in 2019/20, with a hamstring injury curtailing his recent involvement, but he has already scored 62 goals in just 93 games for the Ligue 1 champions.
Despite Mbappe’s excellent scoring record, these Manchester City fans on Twitter believe that he should not be a transfer priority at the Etihad Stadium and have instead called on the club to focus on other positions in identifying targets:
Can he play centre half?
— 21®️ (@BaldavidS) October 8, 2019
Can he play centre back?
— Matt (@matthewfarmer45) October 8, 2019
*defense on the verge of a collapse without depth*
Man City board:
— ಠ﹏ಠ (@_odixx_) October 8, 2019
All we need is a CB really lol
— Alex (@octberboi) October 8, 2019
Fix our defence 1st
— (*~*)MC (@Reasonchif26) October 8, 2019
Can he defend?
— Paul Healey (@munkle) October 8, 2019
So we have a 34yr old DM playing CB. Our main LB is an attacking midfielder. Otamendi on the verge of being finished. And we want Mbappe?
— S.B (@SBCITYZEN) October 8, 2019
Makes sense, he would be a great centre back.
— CTID (@commando42) October 8, 2019
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