According to Duncan Castles of the Transfer Window Podcast, Kylian Mbappe remains interested in a move to Manchester United but his first choice would be to swap the French capital for Anfield this summer, if he doesn’t stay in Paris.
Castles revealed that the PSG superstar prefers a move to the Premier League if he does decide to leave Ligue 1, despite interest from both Barcelona and Real Madrid.
He explained that although Mbappe likes Manchester United as a club, the lure of Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool is stronger and as such, that would be his preference.
Any deal to bring the 2018 World Cup winner to England would be tough though, with the financial pulling power of Real Madrid set to be a key obstacle for both clubs, and given that he’s rated as a £162m player, he won’t come cheap.
Kylian Mbappe’s reputation speaks for itself and at the age of 22, many have tipped the Frenchman and Norwegian superstar Erik Haaland, to take over the long-term battle of best in the world status from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
He has been in scintillating form this season and scored 23 goals in 31 appearances across all competitions this campaign, with his hat-trick in a 4-1 win away at Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 first leg tie attracting even more attention from his numerous admirers.
There is no doubt that United should seize the opportunity to sign a player of Mbappe’s calibre if the opportunity arose, and Ed Woodward must do everything to fight off the old enemy should a bidding war come into play.
Speaking on TalkSPORT during Mbappe’s incredible performance over Barcelona, former Republic of Ireland international David Connolly was full of praise for the Frenchman, saying: “His finishing ability was brilliant. He had the lot tonight and he was almost unplayable.” and that’s not the first, and likely won’t be the last, time that the forward has shone on a big stage.
The PSG superstar would seamlessly slot into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s counter-attacking style of play, and his ability to play on either flank, as either a second striker or main centre forward could add a frightening new dimension to United’s attack.
He could also be the long-term successor to Edinson Cavani and become the focal point for United’s forward play for many years to come.
Although in the meantime, with the Frenchman predominantly used as a left forward, he could be an incredible alternative to the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
With Manchester City running away with the Premier League title this season and a possible resurgence on the cards for Liverpool next season, Mbappe is the next marquee signing that Woodward must make to get his side in a position to consistently challenge for top prizes again.
And in other news, Man United are reportedly eyeing a summer move for a star winger.