Kylian Mbappe: Update Revealed Regarding European Giants' Pursuit Of PSG Superstar

Kylian Mbappe in action for Paris Saint-Germain

Since bursting onto the scene at AS Monaco during the 2016/17 campaign, Kylian Mbappe has emerged as one of the most deadly forwards in world football.

Despite only being 22-years-old, the Paris Saint-Germain talisman has already won a host of major trophies including the 2018 World Cup with France.

Yet whilst Mbappe is currently thriving in Ligue 1, his future is relatively unclear as his current deal at the Parc des Princes is set to expire next year.

Will the forward sign a new contract? Which clubs are looking to sign him this summer?

Let us shed some light on his current situation…

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What’s the latest transfer news involving Kylian Mbappe?

When you consider just how impressive Mbappe has been in recent years, it is hardly surprising that Spanish giants Real Madrid have been touted as potential suitors for him.

According to Spanish news outlet Diaro AS, Los Blancos are reportedly looking to seal a deal for the forward this summer and are edging closer to convincing him to make the move to the Bernabeu.

Whilst Karim Benzema has been fantastic in-front of the goal this season, Mbappe’s arrival may help Madrid in their quest to win the Champions League during the 2021/22 campaign.

Talks between the forward and PSG have stalled over a potential new deal with the French outfit now looking into the possibility of replacing him with Mohamed Salah, as per Telefoot.

In an interview with French outlet Le Parisien (as cited by the Daily Express) Mbappe admitted that whilst he is enjoying life at PSG, he could see himself at Madrid or Liverpool in the future.

25/05/2021: According to Sky Sports, Real Madrid are ready to step up their pursuit of the PSG forward by selling some of their players in the upcoming transfer window.

Los Blancos will listen to offers for Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale as they look to raise funds for a move for either Mbappe or Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.

26/05/2021: According to The Athletic journalist Simon Hughes, Liverpool are not in contention to buy Mbappe this summer from PSG.

Speaking om the Red Agenda Podcast about the forward, Hughes insisted that Jurgen Klopp’s side cannot afford to finance a deal.

02/06/2021: As per a fresh report by La Gazetta dello Sport (as cited by the Daily Mail) Real Madrid could potentially swoop for Mbappe this summer as they head into a new dawn under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti who was appointed as the club’s manager for the second time yesterday.

The Frenchman’s departure from PSG could result in the Ligue 1 side making a move for Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

What are the odds on Kylian Mbappe’s next club?

With Madrid being linked with a move for Mbappe, it is hardly a surprise that they are currently the favourites to secure his services in the upcoming transfer window according to Oddschecker.

Liverpool are second favourites ahead of Manchester City who may need to bolster their attacking options in the coming months due to Sergio Aguero’s recent departure.

Chelsea are fourth favourites ahead of Manchester United who are fifth in line.

Below is a rundown of the odds:

Real Madrid – 2/1

Liverpool – 4/1

Manchester City – 25/1

Chelsea –  28/1

Manchester United – 33/1

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What is Kylian Mbappe’s style of play?

A generational talent, Mbappe is blessed with an abundance of pace and is also extremely skilful when it comes to dribbling past opponents.

Equally capable of playing either as a central striker or as a winger, the former Monaco man has set Ligue 1 alight with his performances in recent years.

Mbappe’s killer instinct in terms of finishing resulted in him converting eight of his 15 shots on target during last season’s Champions League into goals.

Whilst it is fair to say that he would fit into any club’s style of play due to his versatility, it could be argued that he may end up thriving from playing alongside the likes of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric at Madrid as this particular duo have a rich history of providing defence-splitting passes.

How many goals has Kylian Mbappe scored during his career?

Despite only making his professional debut for Monaco in 2015, Mbappe’s rise to prominence has resulted in him scoring an impressive amount of goals in recent years.

The forward has managed to find the back of the net on 159 occasions in 231 appearances at club level.

Although Mbappe’s record for France is not as impressive due to the fact that he is utilised predominately as a winger by manager Didier Deschamps, he has still scored a respectable total of 17 goals in 44 appearances.

His most important strike for his country to date came during the 2018 World Cup final against Croatia as he helped Les Bleus secure a 4-2 victory.

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