Liverpool have made some big and bold signings down the years. The Reds have brought in Virgil van Dijk and Alisson to decisively address problem areas, they’ve brought in Thiago just because they could. One statement signing looms in the distance, larger than any that have come before. According to Loic Tanzi of RMC Sport, Jürgen Klopp met Kylian Mbappe and nearly signed him before he joined PSG.
According to WhoScored’s records, Kylian Mbappe has netted 112 goals and bagged 46 assists in 173 senior appearances.
Given that the striker is just 21-years-old, this is a truly phenomenal record.
The Frenchman has won a World Cup and is tipped for a Ballon d’Or in the future, he is truly destined to be one of the greats of the game as long as he continues his development.
It is scary to think just how good he could be in five years time given his relative infancy.
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Klopp met Mbappe
According to Loic Tanzi of RMC Sport, Jürgen Klopp met Kylian Mbappe whilst he was at Monaco in an effort to persuade the youngster to join Liverpool.
The Frenchman joined PSG and is tipped to leave the French capital this coming summer as next season will be the final year of his contract at the Parisian club.
Tanzi told the BBC of the Mbappe situation:
“Liverpool were close to signing [Mbappe] before he signed for Paris Saint Germain. Everybody thinks he was close to signing for Real Madrid, that was also true.
“But Jürgen Klopp to meet Kylian Mbappe before he signed for Paris Saint Germain.”
What RTK has to say
The fact that the boss went to meet the youngster to try and persuade him to join the Reds speaks volumes about this forthcoming transfer saga.
The interest is genuine, it is concrete. The Reds want him – provided this account is true.
He could be the signing of the decade should we bag him, he’d lead the line for the years to come and given the generous royalties in the Nike kit deal we would make back a decent chunk of his transfer fee almost immediately.
Real Madrid may be forerunners for his signature but we can still dream.