According to a recent report by El Desmarque (translated by AS), Liverpool are set to compete with Real Madrid in pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe. The same source has also claimed that the European champions have the funds to pull off a potential deal for the French star after having a quiet transfer window earlier this year.
Despite Being Injured For A While, Mbappe Has Made A Bright Start To This Season
The 20-year-old has made a solid start to this campaign helping PSG go seven points clear in the Ligue 1 standings. He has also been devastating in the UEFA Champions League after bagging a hat-trick against Club Brugge last month.
Mbappe has netted nine goals and created four assists in 11 appearances for the Parisian outfit this term across all competitions. Despite missing a few matches with a hamstring problem, the Paris-born speedster has shown no signs of rust and has carried on with his incredible goal-scoring in the French top-flight.
At such a young age, he has already won the 2018 FIFA World Cup with France and is set to play an integral role for his nation in next summer’s UEFA European Championship. Mbappe has earned 33 international caps for Les Bleus, scoring 13 goals in the process.
What Will The French Dynamo Add To Klopp’s Side?
Mbappe is one of the quickest players in European football and can complete some dangerous dribbles down the wide areas. He has averaged 3.1 dribbles per game in the Ligue 1 this season. He has also taken 4.1 shots and played 1.7 key passes per match, which goes to show his hunger for goals and assists (stats via whoscored). The French youngster has gradually improved his finishing over the past few seasons and is now a very accomplished finisher in his own right.
There is no denying that it would be an incredible coup for Liverpool if they can find a way to acquire Mbappe’s services in the coming years. The Frenchman has the potential to help the Reds win several league titles and European Cups in the future as he is already one of the most gifted players of his generation.
Mbappe will not only add a lot of goals to the Liverpool frontline but also has the quality to start over Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah in Jurgen Klopp’s first team. Not many players have the attributes and proven track-record that the France international can bring, so Liverpool should consider putting up a fight if Mbappe becomes available at the end of this campaign.
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