Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are ready to offer Kylian Mbappe a Premier League escape route and are said to be ‘in talks’ with Paris Saint-Germain after he refused a move to Saudi Arabia.
The Frenchman could be on his way to the Premier League this summer after Liverpool are ‘in talks’ to sign the Frenchman.
The Mirror report that Jurgen Klopp’s side have opened talks to sign Mbappe on a season-long loan after he apparently rejected a move to Saudi Arabia. Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly accepted Al-Hilal’s record-breaking £259m bid for their player, only for Mbappe to seemingly snub the Pro League outfit.
The World Cup winner is set to leave Parc des Princes this summer, having entered the final 12 months of his contract after making it clear he had no intention of signing an extension. Luis Enrique – who replaced Christophe Galtier at the helm – has made no secret of the fact that PSG want to sell the player in the deal, desperate not to lose the 24-year-old for nothing in 2024.
A move to Anfield on loan would solve part of the dilemma of taking Mbappe’s wages (partly, at least) off the books while Liverpool could expect a hefty loan fee. However, the Parisians would still face the dilemma of losing the player on a free transfer next summer as Mbappe’s heart is set on a move to Real Madrid.
Liverpool have already knocked a sea of stars from their ranks this summer, including Jordan Henderson (Al-Ettifaq), Roberto Firmino (Al-Ahli), James Milner (Brighton), Naby Keita (Werder Bremen) and Alex Oxlade. Chamberlain has been gone lately.
However, the Reds have also spent around £100million signing attacking midfielders Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai from Brighton and RB Leipzig respectively. Joining them are strikers Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez, who are entering their second season on Merseyside this season.
Mbappe has spoken a lot about Liverpool in the past and expressed his admiration for Klopp’s methods.
“Liverpool have been a Premier League machine this season,” the Frenchman said of Klopp’s Liverpool in the 2019/20 Premier League title campaign. “They made it easy to win, but the truth is, it’s never easy.
“Achievements like the ones they showed don’t happen by chance. It took a lot of hard work in training and a really good manager to be as ruthless as they are.”
It also bodes well for the Merseysiders that the forward’s agent and mother Fayza Lamari is an ‘ardent Kop fan’. Mbappe’s entourage also held talks with Liverpool in 2017 before he initially joined PSG on loan.
Mbappe’s situation could quickly change after reports suggested PSG will owe their striker £52million as a ‘loyalty bonus’ if he is still on their books from August 1. All the more reason for Ligue 1 bosses to step up negotiations with potential suitors and their loss could prove a significant win for Liverpool.