Pep Guardiola will be able to see the prowess of Kylian Mbappe live on Wednesday night, a player he “loves”, as Manchester City suspect the talented striker.
Facing the city Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain in Paris in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League. And Guardiola will likely have more than a passing interest in the French striker. Wednesday sport Going through Sport witness went big on City and their pursuit of Mbappe. The elected Premier League champions are ‘on the lookout’ for the 22-year-old.
Mbappe’s future in Paris seems far from certain. In fact, with his contract concluded in 2022, the talented striker looks destined for new things.
sport say it is a “monumental failure” on the part of the Parisian club not to secure the future of its star players. Neymar’s future looks a bit brighter after he said this week he was happy at the club, but he, like Mbappe, is without a contract in just over 12 months.
“I have already said that I am happy here and that I feel a lot better than in previous seasons,” said the Brazilian.
Mbappe did not say as much, however, and the two sides are “very, very distant” when it comes to reaching an agreement on a new contract.
Cadena SER reported that Mbappe turned down three new offers from PSG. Indeed, Mbappe has a “desire to leave PSG” and Man City are firmly committed to the race to win it.
The financial side of any deal would be irrelevant to Mbappe.
sport although Real Madrid and City are the two contenders for his signing.
Liverpool’s interest in Mbappe
Liverpool have also been continually mentioned as a contender for the player. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp ‘likes’ Mbappe, he says Witness of sport.
The German coach is said to have a ‘direct line’ with Mbappe after speaking to him previously.
According to The team, Klopp spent “several hours” trying to convince Mbappe to join the club three years ago. Klopp apparently made an impression on the player, and that’s where the reported ‘hot line’ comes from.
The city is however in the race, fed by the “petrodollars of the United Arab Emirates dressed in sports project”.
It may well come down to the influence of the coaches. And Mbappe and his family are “loved” by both Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane. We know that these two have greater pulling power than his current boss Mauricio Pochettino or his predecessor Thomas Tuchel.
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