Ex-Liverpool man Jose Enrique has urged his former club to prioritise the acquisition of Paris Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe to Liverpool?
The report adds that Real Madrid, too, retain an active interest in bringing Mbappe to Spain, although Castles recently claimed that he has already told friends that he is interested in playing for Liverpool.
The former Monaco starlet’s contractual situation at Paris Saint Germain is still unresolved, after all, and his future has been one of the most heavily discussed topics this year.
Still, the prospect of Liverpool getting around Mbappe’s wages remains a complicated issue.
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At 22, Mbappe is already considered one of the best players in world football, while there is no doubt that he is currently the most valuable.
He’s a talent that can operate in a number of positions across the forward line, while he’s also scored a whopping 30 goals in all competition so far this season, with 20 coming in Ligue 1.
Enrique, who clocked up 99 appearances for Liverpool, has encouraged his former club to pursue Mbappe in the coming months, whom he describes as a ‘realistic target’.
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Yes, Mbappe is a dream signing, but let’s be real here, this deal has around a 25 per cent chance of coming off – and that’s being ambitious.
Of course, there is still a chance. Mbappe is clearly hesitant to sign a new deal at the Parc des Princes for whatever reason, and PSG could be tempted to cash-in this summer.
While we realistically don’t envisage Mbappe arriving at Anfield next season, apparently there is still a slim chance. With that said, we may as well retain hope that Liverpool can pull off the seemingly impossible.
Moreover, the prospect of bringing Mbappe to the Premier League is mouth-watering, to say the least. We’re allowed to dream, right?
He’s already clocked up 20 league goals in Ligue 1 this term, and looks a class above everyone in the French top-flight.
Conquering the Premier League, then, would also go a long way in aiding Mbappe’s quest to win the Ballon d’Or.
Let’s see if Jurgen Klopp can take the phrase ‘doubters to believers’ to a whole nother level.