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Fabinho believes admits a Kylian Mbappe transfer would cause Liverpool 'headache'

Fabinho has commented on the prospect of the Reds signing Paris Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe admitting any possible move could create a welcomed ‘headache for Liverpool’  but played down down talk of the club making a move.

REIMS, FRANCE-JANUARY 22: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) during the Coupe de la Ligue: Semi-Final match between Stade de Reims and Paris Saint-Germain at Stade Auguste Delaune on January 22, 2020 in Reims, France. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)

Mbappe, 21, has previously been linked with a move to the current Champions League holders despite Reds manager Jurgen Klopp stating the striker is very much out of Liverpool’s price range.

The FIFA Coach of the Year recently ruled out any kind of approach for the World Cup-winning forward who according to CIES Football Observatory has been valued at a gargantuan price of £236m.

Mbappe’s former Monaco teammate Fabinho was recently questioned in a chat with SPORTbible of the possibility of the Premier League leaders making a move for the Ballon d’Or nominee, and the Liverpool midfielder said his former colleague would be a welcomed addition to Klopp’s world-conquering squad.

The Brazilian was also very respectful to the fact that Mbappe is currently contracted down to another club.

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He said: “At this moment it would be a headache for Liverpool if we had him here because our attacking trio is very good.


“But I know Mbappe’s quality, he’s already one of the best players in the world, so he would obviously improve any team.

“Right now he plays for Paris Saint-Germain and we have to respect that.”

REIMS, FRANCE – JANUARY 22: Kylian Mbappe of PSG during the French League Cup (Coupe de la Ligue) semifinal match between Stade de Reims and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade Auguste Delaune on January 22, 2020 in Reims, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

What RTK has to say

I think it’s time to accept that this is just a transfer rumour that isn’t going to go away anytime soon. Mbappe is unquestionably one of the best players currently in world football and is surely destined to win a Ballon d’Or once Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo hang up their boots.

However, as Klopp has stated in the past, this just isn’t a move or transfer fee that Liverpool can condone which should make any possibility of Mbappe coming to Anfield all but redundant.

The European champions have never been a team to chuck outrageous amounts of cash for the globe’s biggest stars. Instead, Liverpool and FSG have had success at meticulously searching for hidden gems that could be world beaters in two or three years time – similarly to Takumi Minamino.

Of course, it would be a dream to see Mbappe walkout at Anfield wearing the Liverpool red, however, we just have to accept that this is just not a realistic possibility.


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