Kylian Mbappe reportedly rejects a world-record contract offer. Here’s what it should mean for Liverpool.
This comes from Le Parisien. They claim Paris Saint-Germain put a world-record contract offer on the table for Kylian Mbappe. The Frenchman said no, however.
The deal would have taken him to 2024 and bumped his wage up to €45m (£38m) a year. That’s more than Lionel Messi and Neymar are on – the world’s highest-paid players.
There’s a desperate need to agree a new deal with the player, of course. Mbappe’s current contract expires in a year, making today the final time PSG can sell him.
Come January, clubs outside of France will be able to agree a pre-contact with Mbappe.
This comes as Real Madrid try to sign the player, too. Per Fabrizio Romano, Real offered €200m (£178m) on deadline day but PSG said no. It’s clear they’re not giving up on the player, even if they risk losing £178m in the process.
Mbappe rejects world-record contract
Liverpool, supposedly, want Mbappe. A mystery English club made contact around the time Real Madrid started their mad bidding process and Los Blancos reportedly believe that’s Liverpool.
Now, Liverpool’s bizarre lack of spending in the transfer window tells us that’s unlikely. At the same time, something sparked a desire in Real to suddenly offer £170m for a player available for free next summer.
Either they were worried he’d sign a new deal or they’re worried about competing for Mbappe in the open market. That’s essentially the only reason Liverpool fans can have any hope here.
Because it does seem Mbappe isn’t moving for money. If that were the motivator here, he’d sign this ridiculous new PSG deal. Instead, he’s almost certainly off for less money.
Liverpool have a chance, then. It would still take an enormous wage packet, of course, but they can formally talk with Mbappe in January. Maybe they can make something happen.
But really, if we’re being real, it’s obvious what this means for Liverpool. It means we’ll hear rumours, rumblings, and hope for the next few months before he inevitably signs for Real.
Then the cycle can start again with Erling Haaland.