AS claim Kylian Mbappe has told Paris Saint-Germain that he will not sign a new contract. He wants to leave the club this summer or for free in a year.
Now AS are reporting this from Real Madrid’s point of view. Los Blancos are hoping to sign the Frenchman and have a plan in place to make it happen.
But they are far from the only ones. The Mirror recently ranked Liverpool among the top clubs in this race.
And that makes decision time for the Reds.
Kylian Mbappe says no to the contract
We recently wrote an article on how Liverpool might want to spend their transfer budget this summer. We see three options, basically.
They could spend it on as big a signing as possible right now. Or maybe they could sign a couple of talented players to add to the squad.
The other option, however, is to do nothing and just wait. Wait until next summer when Mbappe could be on the move.
Now the question becomes “is there a way to afford it now?” “. We’re not sure Liverpool could, but there might be ways to achieve it.
On the one hand, PSG might be more open to a sale than people realize. The idea of losing the most valuable player on the planet for nothing is frightening, when they almost certainly have their own transfer plans.
Looks like Paul Pogba is on the move, for example. PSG will surely want to get involved because they are one of the few players who can cushion the blow of losing Mbappe.
Selling Mbappe and using some of the funds to sign Pogba could be a win / win, if the alternative loses the former for nothing. If PSG sees it that way, of course.
There is no greater signing possible than Mbappe and if Liverpool feel like they have half a chance it is time to drop everything and test the waters. It’s a huge risk, of course, but worth taking.