PSG star Kylian Mbappe is expected to leave the Parc des Princes this summer and travel to Spain to sign for Real Madrid.
According to reports circulating in Spain, Liverpool have made a £170m bid for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe has just one year left on his contract with PSG and is heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer.
Mbappe has spent the past six years at PSG, having first joined the club on loan from Monaco in 2017 before finally finalizing his transfer a year later for a fee of £165m. The 24-year-old has registered an incredible 212 goals and 98 assists in 260 games for his current employers, helping them win five Ligue 1 titles and three French Cups.
Mbappe’s previous contract with PSG expired at the end of the 2021/22 season and he was expected to join Real last summer. But after talks with the Spanish giants, the star has surprisingly agreed to a new contract to stay in France.
His current contract was initially signed for two years with an option for an additional year. However, he reportedly wrote a letter to PSG bosses last month telling them he had no intention of staying for a third year. And this means that the player will be able to leave Paris for free next summer.
PSG will be desperate not to lose Mbappe for anything and have therefore been advised to cash him in ahead of the new season. And Real are the favorites to bring him inside. But according to Spanish journalist Edu Aguirre, Liverpool could hijack Real’s transfer plans after making a huge offer for the French outfit. “Liverpool have made a €200m offer for Mbappe,” he told El Chiringuito TV.
Liverpool last experienced a miserable season, missing out on a place in this season’s Champions League after finishing fifth in the Premier League. And Mbappé could very well be the player to send them back to the top of the league after their 2020 title-winning efforts.
But Reds boss Jurgen Klopp bolstered his frontline last season with the signings of Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo. And Liverpool are not known to have spent such huge sums on players in the past.
Virgil van Dijk remains the Reds’ record signing after spending just over £72m to take him away from Southampton in early 2018. However, if the Spanish media are right, Liverpool may now be willing to improve on that figure of nearly £100 million to get their hands on a player who is regarded as one of the best forwards in the world.