Liverpool should seize the opportunity presented by Lionel Messi’s situation to sign Kylian Mbappe.
Liverpool have been connected with Kylian Mbappe for some time, and the PSG star could be on his way now that Barcelona has confirmed Lionel Messi’s departure.
In the aftermath of Lionel Messi’s shocking Barcelona leave, Liverpool should hijack Real Madrid’s pursuit of Kylian Mbappe. Messi’s departure from the La Liga giants was confirmed on Thursday, fueling speculation that the Argentina ace could join Paris Saint-Germain before the transfer window closes.
Barcelona has said farewell to Lionel Messi because they couldn’t afford to keep him under La Liga’s salary cap, with president Joan Laporta claiming on Friday that keeping the 34-year-old would have put the club’s future in jeopardy for the next half-century.
It’ll be interesting to see if a solution can be reached that allows the Argentine supertar to stay.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Messi has already begun conversations with PSG about a possible transfer before the transfer season closes.
This opens up the possibility of a dream front line for the French club, with Messi, Neymar, and World Cup champion Kylian Mbappe all on board.
However, while Messi is now a free agent, paying the forward’s massive contract would be a major financial task.
PSG, despite being super-rich, is still required to follow financial fair play laws, which means Mbappe might receive the move he apparently desires.
The 22-year-contract old’s at the Parc des Princes expires in a year, and Marca claimed last month that he has informed the Ligue 1 club that he wishes to depart for a fresh challenge.
PSG may decide that it is better to cash in and help fund their contract offer for Messi, rather than risk losing the French striker for nothing next summer, if he is set to leave.
Mbappe was expected to join Real Madrid this summer or next year, even before news of Messi’s departure surfaced this week.
However, he has been linked with Liverpool on numerous occasions, with both he and Jurgen Klopp expressing mutual admiration for one another.
Mbappe said of Klopp’s side after the Reds won the Premier League title in 2019/20: “Liverpool have been a machine in the Premier League.” They’ve made victory appear simple, but the truth is that it’s never simple.”
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