Liverpool reportedly considering a audacious swoop to acquire PSG standout Kylian Mbappe, as stated by The Mirror.
The 25-year-old’s future has been uncertain since he opted against renewing his contract with the Ligue 1 powerhouse, even as he approaches its expiration.
While many anticipate Mbappe’s departure from Parc des Princes as a free agent, Real Madrid seems poised to attract him to the revamped Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Yet, The Mirror’s report suggests that Liverpool, while recognising Real Madrid as a prime contender, remains determined in their pursuit of the forward.
The same report indicates that Mbappe is willing to forgo a substantial loyalty bonus to depart PSG without a fee. In response, Liverpool is gearing up to present Mbappe with a formal offer for a pre-contract agreement this January.
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The PSG standout previously stated that his mother is a Liverpool fan, suggesting that the French player might consider joining the Merseyside team if presented with a solid offer.
Mbappe has had an exceptional season with PSG, netting 22 goals and providing two assists in 23 matches across all competitions.
Currently, the 25-year-old is recognised as one of the premier talents globally. His potential acquisition would undoubtedly elevate the status of the Anfield side.
Meanwhile, Luis Diaz made a promising start at Anfield. However, his performance has not reached its peak this season. Similarly, Cody Gakpo, since his transfer to Anfield last year, has yet to find his footing in the Premier League.
Signing a new forward to strengthen the frontline would be a wise move for Jurgen Klopp’s team. Mbappe stands out as an excellent choice for this role. The real question, however, remains whether Liverpool can successfully attract the striker to Anfield if they decide to pursue him actively.
Liverpool are set to play against Arsenal in the FA Cup third-round match this weekend. Following this, they will confront Fulham in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg next week.
These upcoming matches present challenging fixtures for the Merseyside club. Liverpool aims to sustain their winning streak in these crucial games.