Kylian Mbappe burst onto the scene for Monaco during the 2016/17 season and helped them to cause a shock and win the Ligue 1 title in France. Not only did Mbappe deliver the goods in the French league, he was on fire in the Champions League, scoring a total of 6 goals in the tournament. This brought him to the attention of the top clubs around Europe and Mbappe moved to Paris Saint-Germain on loan at the beginning of last season.
Financial Fair Play
The young French forward won the Ligue 1 title for the second time in his career and scored 13 goals and created 8 for his teammates. Mbappe also netted 4 goals in 8 matches in the Champions League and earned a place in the French World Cup squad this summer.
Having joined PSG on loan for the season, the club from the capital had the option to make the deal permanent for a fee believed to be around €145 million plus €35 million in add-ons. This would make Mbappe the second most expensive player in the world after Neymar but a report in the Sunday Mirror suggest the Frenchman could be about to make another move this summer.
With PSG being investigated over financial fair play, the club could be hit with a fine and suspension from the Champions League. This could see PSG being forced to sell some players to balance the books and the deal for Mbappe would be off. To bet on it use a free bet offer. The best free bet offers u can find here.
Manchester Clubs on Alert
This news has put both Manchester City and Manchester United on alert and both Premier League clubs are monitoring the situation closely.
Manchester City fans have already seen what Mbappe can do first hand as his goals helped to knock them out of the 2016/17 Champions League. His pace, direct running, flair and finishing ability are all traits Pep Guardiola looks for in a forward. If Mbappe arrived at the Etihad, he would compete for a place in the team with Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane but would fancy his chances of commanding a place in the starting XI.
Manchester United are crying out for a fresh element to their attacking play and Mbappe fits the bill nicely. With the unsettled Anthony Martial being linked with a move away from Old Trafford, the former Monaco forward could be used as part of the deal and that could work in Manchester United’s favour.
Real Madrid Lurking
However, if PSG pull the plug on the deal to sign Mbappe, the news is sure to alert Real Madrid. With the future of Gareth Bale in doubt and Cristiano Ronaldo coming towards the end of his career, Mbappe would be the perfect superstar signing for current champions of Europe.
If Real Madrid shown an interest, it is going to be extremely difficult for both Manchester City and Manchester United to get their man.