The Past 24 Hours Have ‘Radically’ Changed Kylian Mbappe’s Thinking Over Future, Now ‘Open’ To Liverpool Move
Kylian Mbappe is ‘open’ to joining Liverpool, according to sensational reports, with events in the past 24 hours “radically” changing his mind over future plans.
The 23-year-old forward has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid for some time. In fact, it was widely believed that the Frenchman would join Los Blancos this summer after four years at Paris Saint-Germain.
But in a shock twist, Spanish publication SPORT have now suggested that Mbappe is seriously considering a move to the Premier League, with Liverpool being named as the team interested.
Ancelotti hails Mbappe as the best in Europe after his performance against Real Madrid 👀 pic.twitter.com/e9vgxLnTPu
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 16, 2022
The report claims that Liverpool are trying to convince the player through manager Jurgen Klopp.
On Tuesday night, Mbappe scored the winner against Madrid in the Champions League last-16 and according to SPORT, the World Cup winner was left “very frustrated” with the quality of Carlo Ancelotti’s team.
He has therefore decided to wait and reflect on his future, which will come as a blow to Los Blancos president Florentino Perez, who is clearly keen on bringing the player to the Bernabeu.
😯 Kylian Mbappe registered 18 touches in the Real Madrid penalty area, a record in a #UCL knock-out match since 2018
🥴 Dani Carvajal probably had nightmares last night pic.twitter.com/e25uhXXfdF
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) February 16, 2022
After the full-time whistle against Madrid, the former AS Monaco forward, who is out of contract in the summer, confirmed he has yet to make a decision over his future as rumours swirl surrounding a move.
“I’ve not decided my future. I play for Paris Saint-Germain, one of the best clubs in the world,” he said.
“This game to influence my future? No – I’ve not decided. I give my best and then we will see what happens next season.
“I said I would give it my all. I had to show it with actions. I did it the first time, we’ll have to show it a second time at the Bernabeu.
“How do we approach the return? We have to win. First of all for us to be competitors. Going there to say that we have a result is not worthy of a club like PSG.
“We’ll have to analyse the match, it will be a different context.”
Kylian Mbappé: “People talk about me and my future, it’s normal – but as a player for Paris Saint-Germain I will give everything I have”. 🇫🇷 #PSG
“I can confirm that my future has not yet been decided – and this game with Real Madrid will not change anything”, he added. pic.twitter.com/1vRkrDLaQ7
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 16, 2022
The Mbappe to Real Madrid rumours have been intense of late. Last month, German publication BILD reported that the player has already agreed to join the La Liga leaders.
In fact, it has been suggested that Mbappe has been offered a deal worth €50m (£41.5m) per year before tax – an amount that would make him the highest-paid footballer in the world based on salary alone.
To put that into perspective, his contract would see him be paid around €137,000 (£114,100) each day.
Kylian Mbappé’s contract at Real Madrid is mad. pic.twitter.com/WFC61MYGg3
— Football Tweet ⚽ (@Football__Tweet) January 31, 2022
Thoughts on Mbappe’s future? Do you think he should stay at Paris Saint-Germain or should the Frenchman move elsewhere? Do Liverpool really need him?
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