World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe has hinted that his future may lie away from PSG.
During his acceptance speech for receiving Ligue 1 Player of the Year, Mbappe dropped the hint alerting clubs around Europe.
Several outlets, including the Daily Express, picked up on Mbappe’s comments, in which he said:
“I am arriving at the second turning point in my career. I have discovered an enormous amount of things here.
“It is maybe the moment to have more responsibilities, maybe at PSG, with pleasure, or elsewhere for a new project.”
Understandably, Liverpool fans are among those hoping he can be persuaded to join their club.
Mbappe does have previous with Jürgen Klopp, who admitted to trying hard to secure his signature before he joined PSG.
Although the young Frenchman is one of the world’s best strikers, it seems highly unlikely he’ll come to Anfield.
Early indications suggest a restrained transfer window for Liverpool, with no exuberant spending expected.
Mbappe would certainly command a huge fee, easily in excess of £100m, which would eclipse van Dijk’s £75m fee.
This is something unlikely to happen due to that reason, and that Liverpool spent heavily last season.
Alisson, Oxlade-Chamberlain and van Dijk cost a total of £185m last year, meaning funds were dented significantly.
Plus, if Mbappe were to sign, it would be a struggle for him to break into Liverpool’s first team.
Salah, Mané and Firmino are almost undroppable for Klopp, leaving no room for another out-and-out attacker like Mbappe.
He would be an incredibly expensive squad option, and Liverpool don’t have money on PSG and Man City’s levels.
Mbappe would take up a large chunk of the wage bill and there’d likely be no money left for further additions.
Reinforcements in other areas are arguably more important this summer than adding more attacking fire power.
For these reasons, it’s safe to say Reds shouldn’t get too excited about the prospect of seeing Mbappe at Anfield.