Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he twice held talks with Premier League runners over a possible transfer.
The 23-year-old forward recently penned a three-year contract with the Parisian giants, ending the transfer saga involving the Ligue 1 side and Real Madrid
Mbappe, however, has stated that the first time he spoke to the club was back in 2017 when he was still at AS Monaco
He would instead join PSG on an initial loan deal before making the move permanent next summer for a fee of around €180 million
Speaking to The Telegraph (via the Daily Mail), Mbappe was quoted as saying the following:
“We talked a little bit, but not too much. We talked a little bit
“I talked to Liverpool because it’s the favorite club of my mum, my mum loves Liverpool
“I don’t know why you will have to ask her. It’s a good club and we met them five years ago
“When I was in Monaco I met them. It’s a big club.”
Liverpool has always been interested in signing PSG forward Kylian Mbappe, as confirmed by manager Jurgen Klopp earlier this month. He said:
“Of course, we are interested in Kylian Mbappe, we are not blind
“We like him and if you don’t like him then you have to question yourself
“But, no, we are not, we cannot be part of these battles. There must be other clubs involved and that is fine. He is a great player.”
The comments from Jurgen Klopp suggest that Liverpool cannot match other clubs in terms of the money and wages they offer their players.
According to MARCA, PSG has offered Mbappe a lucrative new contract which would see him pocket around €50 million in wages per annum and will also receive €100 million in a signing-on bonus.