Liverpool enquired about Kylian Mbappé (24) last summer, according to a report from L’Équipe. The outlet broke the news overnight that the PSG free-scoring forward now had no intention to trigger the one-year extension clause in his bumper contract he signed with Les Parisiens one year ago. The Paris-born player has until the end of July to trigger this clause. Effectively and as of now, the France skipper will be a free agent in 2024.
Mbappé is said to have grown frustrated with PSG’s transfer dealings last summer. Liverpool had reportedly tried to take advantage of tensions between Mbappé and Les Parisiens to lure him away at the end of the window. However, the outlet reports that the Reds would have fought a losing battle considering the Frenchman’s monthly €6m wages, which is five times what Mohamed Salah (30) earns after signing a new contract of his own last summer.
L’Équipe mentions that Liverpool are long-time admirers of Mbappé, although the outlet adds that the departure of several club executives might have changed the situation. Liverpool’s arch-rivals Manchester United have also enquired about Mbappé in the past. It remains to be seen whether the Red Devils will make Mbappé their marquee signing should the Qatari-led consortium to acquire the club succeed.
GFFN | Bastien Cheval