Liverpool are going to have to strengthen the attacking line in the near future. The current front three are ageing together and need cover as well as direct successors. Details of the Lionel Messi transfer to PSG are an indicator of what Liverpool will have to offer Kylian Mbappe.
Ageing attacking line
The Reds’ front three have been dominating for a few years now.
At their best they are utterly unplayable, as evidenced in the amount of trophies they’ve collected.
The one problem is that they are all ageing together, the first choice front three were born within nine months of each other.
This year Roberto Firmino will turn 30-years-old, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah will reach the same landmar before the start of next season.
We need to bring in long term successors for our star players. One French superstar in particular is top of plenty of Kopites’ wishlist.
Lionel Messi to PSG
This summer will see the mega-transfer of Lionel Messi to PSG.
Barcelona were unable to retain their legendary figure due to financial restraints.
According to The Athletic, the Argentine has agreed a deal which includes a signing on fee of around £21m.
What Liverpool need to offer Kylian Mbappe
The Mirror recently claimed Liverpool are leading contenders to sign Kylian Mbappe.
Meanwhile, RMC Sport has reported that the Frenchman is unwilling to extend his stay in Paris and will leave as a free agent.
As a result Liverpool can negotiate with Mbappe from January.
The signing on fee Lionel Messi has been given by PSG can be used as a barometer of what the Reds will have to offer his new teammate.
The youngster will likely expect the same sort of figure as a signing on fee.
Let’s be honest, it’d be a bargain. We could also work around giving him mega-wages by simply offering him a massive signing bonus.
Fingers crossed Michael Edwards has been playing the long game with this one.