- Sep 25, 2012
Still stand by these musings and don't believe a deal this summer or next is as fanciful as many believe. What Coronavirus will do to the sport and transfer fees is the great unknown at this stage. But that doesn't change PSG's position. Sell now and have some control over the price and destination. Or sell next year and accept whatever price club/clubs Mbappe will move to can afford. Lose him for free the summer after and look foolish and weak. If he was older things would be different but he will be 23 at the most when he leaves. Realistically PSG are going to have to sell and they can only sell him for what clubs (he would be willing to move to) can afford.
So lets look at what the situation is with Mbappe.
World famous mega star that is still really young.
Hasn't let the ego get to him, Klopp has used him and Trent as the examples for young players to look to when it comes to attitude and work ethic.
Currently one of the top 4 forwards on the planet with Messi (aging), Salah and Mane also being in that honoured list and only just turned 21.
Subject of a long term courtship by Real Madrid who almost certainly can't afford him at top value price and are seriously pissing PSG off with their activity.
Doesn't seem to be probable that he will stay at PSG long term and doesn't look like he will extend his contract with 2 years left this summer.
Real seem like they might be laying the groundwork for a reduced (but still expensive) deal in 2021 when he has 12 months left on his deal. If he is saying "Real or nobody" and entering the last year of his deal then PSG (even with their money) will need to accept whatever is offered.
PSG would probably prefer to sell this summer when at top value if they have to sell but there's very few teams that could even hope to do that (if any).
If you're Mbappe there is probably only between 2 and 5 clubs that are now worth moving to. And most of them have lots of disruptions with manager changes and such so is it worth moving yet?
In my fantasy head our stability appeals to the player and us not being Real appeals to PSG who would prefer to be a bit more realistic with us now than risk being fleeced by Real later or lose him for free at the age of 23.
I know money required will be astronomical but we have plenty, we're making plenty and not spending any of it. If Klopp wants to pay a fee of £150-200 million I legitimately believe we could if theres no other business. Especially with sales.
Looking at wages seems impossible at first but Nike have invested a lot with us, if what they pay Mbappe increases significantly because of him playing and marketing the LFC Nike gear then what LFC would need to pay him wouldn't be as high.
I may be away visiting a Faun in Narnia or flying to Never Never Land to be a pirate with these thoughts but so be it. Till something happens I'm grasping on to these fanciful notions and not letting go.