BBC Sport’s pundit Ian Wright has claimed that Liverpool is the perfect destination for Paris Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe and states the Reds are ‘building something special’.
Speaking to The Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 Live (03/02/20 at 7:35 pm), the Arsenal legend said he can see Mbappe making a move to the Premier League whilst also touting Jurgen Klopp’s league leaders as the ideal location.
France-based journalist Julien Laurens, previously stated on ESPN that a move to Liverpool would appeal to the 21-year-old, with ‘€300m or maybe €350m with the bonuses [£295 million]’ the fee that PSG would demand for Mbappe.
“You look at Mbappe looking across, you could probably see him coming across here,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live. “I’d probably want to go to Liverpool [if I was a world-class player and I had a choice between Liverpool and City]. Any player in the world with Liverpool, especially this season.
“You have to say that Liverpool are at the start of it now, so if you’re a world-class player, you’d probably want to get there now. It seems to me, as we saw with Pep, he’s had two years of unbelievable football, but I feel that Liverpool are really getting ready to build something special.
“If I am Mbappe. I am looking at Liverpool. Where else you want to go if you are Mbappe now?”
What RTK has to say
Whilst it is obvious Liverpool would be interested in the services of bringing World Cup-winning forward to Anfield the reality is that the signing does not match the club’s transfer ethos.
Mbappe’s ridiculous transfer fee is accompanied by a huge salary which would have a knock-on effect on the rest of the squad.
Unless Liverpool lose one of their pedigreed front three – a situation they are not expecting this summer it makes no sense to spend a gargantuan fee on another blockbuster attacking addition.
The reality is that Liverpool have employed core traditions that have enabled them to carefully construct the world-conquering squad they possess today. Liverpool will be determined to stick to the principles that put them back on their perch.