Kylian Mbappe has said no to a new contract and will leave Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports. That makes it decision time at Liverpool.
AS claims Kylian Mbappe has told Paris Saint-Germain that he will not sign a new contract. He wants to leave the club either this summer or for free in a year.
Now, AS report this from the Real Madrid perspective. Los Blancos hope to sign the Frenchman and have a plan in place to make that happen.
But they’re far from the only ones. The Mirror recently had Liverpool down as one of the leading clubs in that particular race.
And that makes it decision time for the Reds.
Kylian Mbappe says no to contract
We recently wrote a piece on how Liverpool might want to spend their transfer budget this summer. We see three options, essentially.
They could spend it on as big a signing as possible right now. Or maybe they could sign two or three talented players to add to the squad.
The other option, though, is to do nothing and simply wait. Wait for next summer when Mbappe could be on the move.
Now the question becomes ‘is there a way to afford this now?’. We’re not sure Liverpool could but there might be ways to make this happen.
For one, PSG might be more open to a sale than people think. The idea of losing the most valuable player on the planet for nothing is a scary one, while they almost certainly have transfer plans of their own.
It sounds as though Paul Pogba is on the move, for instance. PSG will surely want to get involved there as he’s one of the few players who could soften the blow of losing Mbappe.
Selling Mbappe and using a portion of the funds to sign Pogba could be a win/win, if the alternative is losing the former for nothing. If PSG see it that way, of course.
There is no bigger possible signing than Mbappe and if Liverpool feel like they have half a chance, it’s time to drop everything and test the waters. It’s a huge risk, of course, but one that’s worth taking.