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Manchester City Linked With This PSG Superstar: Can Guardiola Lure Him To The Etihad?

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Ayush Chaurasia
Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

Manchester City were head and shoulders above everyone in the Premier League last season as they went on to secure the title with a record number of points and tumbled quite a few records on their way. Even after a season like that, Pep Guardiola is looking to reinforce his squad further to continue his dominance in English football and the latest player to be linked with them is French winger Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe dropped a hint recently in an interview where he said that he might not continue with PSG for full five years of his contract. Regarding his future, he said,” I have a five-year contract and I am happy here. PSG have given me the opportunity to play and develop. “Next year, I will be here, but all five years of my contract? I do not know. We will see — that is football.”

The PSG faithful would be disappointed to hear such words after the Ligue 1 champions signed him last year only. The French wonderboy had an impactful season as he managed 21 goals and 16 assists in all competitions last term.

The 19-year-old moved from Monaco so he didn’t have much trouble adjusting at PSG and he, along with Neymar, helped them sweep away the French League. However, they were left disappointed in Europe as they crashed out of the Champions League in the Round of 16.

Even though PSG got him last season, there are chances that the French heavyweights might sell some of their prized assets as they look to balance their books to keep in accordance with Financial Fair Play guidelines.

The Citizens might have won one more silverware this term but their campaign was slightly dampened after their exit from the Champions League quarter-finals where they failed to go past Liverpool. If they manage to sign Mbappe in that already star-studded team, they will certainly be a top contender for the European title next season. 

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Mbappe is still 19 and can certainly improve a lot. We have seen how the likes of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane have blossomed under Pep Guardiola and if the Citizens can add the Frenchman to their squad, they will certainly be one of the most feared teams in the world. However, if a player like Mbappe becomes available in the market, one can expect a scramble for him as other big teams across Europe will also try to lure him in.

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