Kylian Mbappe has confirmed that he is yet to make his mind up about extending his contract at Paris Saint Germain, amid reports that he ‘is keen’ to join Liverpool.
This comes from ESPN. They believe the France international could be inclined to extend his future with PSG.
Liverpool have persistently been linked with the £166 million forward for months, with the Telegraph saying Jurgen Klopp identified Mbappe as a ‘dream signing’ last year.
Mbappe, who was lauded as ‘world class’ by Didier Deschamps (Ligue 1 official website), has a big decision to make, then. His contract at the Parc des Princes is due to expire in 2022, after all.
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However, the possibility of Liverpool signing Mbappe is a precarious subject. For one, Klopp has openly said that the Reds currently do not have the funds to make big-money signings.
According to The Athletic, Liverpool have already accounted for losses of £100m as a result of the pandemic.
And because of the club’s financial constraints, Mbappe understands that a deal from Liverpool is unlikely.
Mbappe has been linked with Real Madrid in recent months, too. However, Los Blancos are also in financial disarray and would struggle to prise him away from PSG.
With that said, ESPN claim that Mbappe could be inclined to commit himself with the French side, as suddenly, it feels like the best option.
If the World Cup-winning superstar were to extend his contract at PSG, then Liverpool’s chances of signing Mbappe will be all but over.
Liverpool’s chances of signing Mbappe this summer hinge on whether or not PSG would be inclined to sell as a result of his contract situation.
By extending his future further, PSG could command an extortionate asking-price, which next to no club in world football could afford.