Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has revealed that he will try to convince former teammate Kylian Mbappe to move to Anfield in the future, reports The Guardian.
Jurgen Klopp should be very happy with the transfer business that he and his club have managed to do this summer.
Four new arrivals have been secured, including Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson, who is now the world’s most expensive goalkeeper following his £66.8m switch from Roma.
Pressure will be on Liverpool to push for the Premier League title this season due to the star-studded squad that they now possess.
The calibre of player at Anfield now means that transfer links to world-class talent are more realistic than they used to be.
As reported by The Guardian, Fabinho recently claimed that he will try to persuade World Cup winner Mbappe to eventually join him on Merseyside.
“Kylian has already said he will remain at PSG for the next season but I will try slowly to convince him to come to Liverpool. Kylian sent me a message congratulating me on going to Liverpool.”
The pair played together at Monaco before the 19-year-old striker moved to Paris Saint-Germain on loan with a view to a permanent deal costing upwards of £100m.
Everyone in football already knew that Mbappe was a star, but he boosted his status even further by helping France win the World Cup in Russia.
Let’s be clear, Fabinho’s comments should not be taken in any way other than the midfielder personally wanting his former teammate to play alongside him again.
There are no genuine expectations that Mbappe, who has scored 29 Ligue 1 goals in his career so far, will quit PSG to join Klopp’s revolution, but it does spark an interesting discussion.
Most would argue that Liverpool do not have the funds to land a player of the Frenchman’s quality.
While £100m may be pushing it, the Reds have shown that they are not afraid to spend.
In the last seven months, the club have smashed world-record fees for a defender and goalkeeper, which suggests that they mean business.
It would not be a shock if Mbappe thought the idea of signing for Liverpool was an attractive one, but the reality is that the club are still not winning trophies consistently.
Once they do that, then you feel they could convince anyone to join.