Could Kylian Mbappe Be On The Move?
Following Kylian Mbappe winning the Ligue 1 Player and Young Player of the Year accolades at the post-season awards bash,
16:11 23 May 2019
he said words that would be music to any of the leading sides in the world - “I have come to a turning point in my career.”
Every major club across Europe would have perked their ears up hoping that they could be the club that the young French World Cup winner has his sights on. The talent of the Frenchman has never been in doubt, he is one of the best players in world of football, and at the tender age of 20, Mbappe’s best years are very much ahead of him.
PSG are adamant that the forward won’t be leaving, but in this modern era, if a talented player like Mbappe wants to move clubs, his wish will be granted. The addition of the speed merchant would be enough for any leading club in the Champions League to become outright favourites for the European competition with the best betting sites in the UK. However, where could his future potentially lie should he decide that the French capital is no longer his home?
The Spanish giants and Mbappe could be a match made in heaven. Madrid have had a stranglehold over the European scene for the past five years, and the Champions League is the one trophy that the Frenchman will have his eyes on. Zinedine Zidane is likely to have a mass clear out at the Bernabeu this summer, with Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos all looking like they are heading out of the exit.
The need for a Galactico is always something that the Madrid fans thrive off, and Mbappe could be the one to pick up the mantra that has been void since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.
If you head to Catalonia, Barcelona fans’ would be hard-pressed to argue that Madrid is the correct destination for Mbappe. It was a disappointing season for Lionel Messi and co; despite winning the La Liga title. It was the Champions League where the shortcomings were noticed, as Liverpool hammered them for a place in the final of this year’s competition.
There is a desperate need for a refresher at the Nou Camp, as the squad looks aged and past its best. Ernesto Valverde seems to be on his way out of the club after falling short in Europe, and the incoming manager may look to add some French flair to his line-up to assist Messi with bringing the Champions League back to Barcelona.
The third and final club in the world that could match the transfer fee and salary that PSG and Mbappe would expect is Manchester United, and fans of the Old Trafford club strongly wish that they could see the Frenchman grace the turf at Old Trafford. United have been a far cry from the side that was dominant under Sir Alex Ferguson, and they need a star to turn the tide in their favour.
Undoubtedly Mbappe is that star, but the lack of Champions League football at Old Trafford next season would be an immediate thing that goes against them. It looks unlikely that United would be able to tempt the PSG man without using the European competition and that would effectively rule them out of the contention.