Kylian Mbappe plans to follow Lionel Messi example as fresh transfer hint made to Liverpool and Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappe has hinted his transfer plans may mirror those of former PSG teammate Lionel Messi amid interest from Real Madrid and Liverpool.

The 25-year-old’s contract with PSG expires in the summer and he’s been free to negotiate with other overseas clubs since January 1.

Mbappe recently revealed he has no intention of renewing his deal with the Ligue 1 champions.

He’s been linked with a blockbuster transfer to Madrid for several years, while Liverpool have stayed updated on his situation.

PSG haven’t given up on tying Mbappe down to a new long-term deal.

It’s believed they’ve offered the France international a ‘never-before-seen’ contract, which will make him one of the world’s highest-paid athletes.

While his next move is undecided, Mbappe has already given a glimpse into what he’ll be doing later on in his career.

Last summer saw several players leave Europe in search of a fresh challenge. Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo both decided to move to Saudi Arabia with Al Hilal and Al Nassr, while Messi joined MLS outfit Inter Miami.

Mbappe and Messi at the Ballon d’Or ceremony. (Image Credit: Getty)

Speaking toGQ, Mbappe admitted he will likely leave Europe later in his career.

He admitted: “Many great players who have marked the history of football have left Europe this summer and we are entering a new era.

“It is part of the cycle of this sport and at some point, I will also have to leave. I’m not worried about those changes. I just think about continuing with my career and following my path.”

Mbappe has scored 26 goals in 25 appearances this term as PSG. Luis Enrique’s side are currently eight points clear of Nice and look likely to retain the title.

The club continues to fall short of its ultimate goal – winning the Champions League. Mbappe has admitted he needs pressure to perform at the highest level.

Mbappe is yet to win the Champions League in his career. (Image Credit: Getty)

He continued: “We’re in an age of over-consumption, where people expect a lot from players.

“I’ve shown that pressure doesn’t affect me negatively, and I’d even say that I need it to perform at my best. Pressure allows me to maintain the degree of excellence required to play at the highest level.”

PSG return to action against US Orleans in the French Cup on Saturday evening.

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