Having been linked heavily with Liverpool for some time now, French starlet Kylian Mbappe isn’t far away from being talked about with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain.
The 22-year-old striker has grown to become one of the biggest talents in world football and is proving that he will be the one to take over the mantles of players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi when the pair finally call it quits on two glittering careers.
One of the big talking points around a move for Mbappe for any club has been the financial logistics of the deal. Despite being so young, the Frenchman has already cost PSG a staggering £130.5 million back in 2018 and they will no doubt be wanting to make a profit off of him – which won’t be difficult given his current £162 million market value according to Transfermarkt.
In fact, The Athletic’s James Pearce recently spoke out about the possible deal for Mbappe for the Reds, stating that despite the fact Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of the youngster, the numbers in regards to the transfer fee and his wages would be very difficult for the club to muster up, as cited by AnfieldWatch on Twitter…
.@JamesPearceLFC: “Jurgen Klopp admires Mbappe greatly, he’d complement any team in the world because he's absolutely brilliant. I'd love to see it happen but making the numbers work both in terms of the fee and wages would be very difficult for Liverpool.” #awlfc [the athletic]
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) February 21, 2021
I think we can all agree very easily with Pearce here – we would also love to see it happen, but as he also says, it will be difficult to arrange a good deal that PSG and Mbappe would be happy with in regards to a realistic and worthy transfer fee as well as a wage packet that will please the star striker.
There have been reservations over the possibility of Liverpool letting go one of their attacking stars in Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino, or Mohamed Salah and if either of the three were to leave that would no doubt free up funds as well as wages to go towards the Frenchman’s commanding fees.
Will Mane, Salah or Firmino leave Liverpool this summer?
As much as I wouldn’t want to see it happen in terms of one of our famed front-three leave the club, it is inevitable that it would one day happen and I suppose bringing Mbappe in to take one of their places would definitely ease the pain.
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