Kylian Mbappe reportedly has his eyes set on just two clubs when he leaves Paris Saint-Germian, amid continued speculation about his future.
The 22-year-old has developed into arguably the most sought after player in world football, with his displays for both PSG and the French national team catapulting him to superstardom.
The World Cup winner has long been tipped as the successor to both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with his devastating hat-trick against Barcelona on Tuesday night a further indication of just how good he is.
That sensational performance in the 4-1 win at the Nou Camp came amid persistent rumours regarding the Frenchman’s future, with him yet to commit to a new long-term deal at the Ligue 1 club.
According to L’Equipe, via the Daily Mail, the forward is ‘only interested’ in signing for two clubs – Real Madrid and Liverpool – should he leave PSG in the future.
As per the report, the player’s ‘childhood dream’ is to join Madrid at some stage of his career, while a meeting with Liverpool owner John Henry back in 2017 has seemingly left a lasting impression on Mbappe, with the Reds the other side he would consider joining.
The former Monaco man’s current contract is set to expire in June 2022, with the French side in danger of seeing their prize asset leave the club for free next summer.
With the player still yet to commit to a new deal, there is a possibility that he could well move on at the end of the current campaign, although any interested party would reportedly have to fork out over €200m to take him from the Parc des Princes.
Le Parisien has suggested that as well as Madrid and Liverpool, there are just two other clubs who would be able to afford him, that being Manchester City and Juventus, though the latter’s ability to finance a deal may hinge on whether Cristiano Ronaldo departs the Serie A side.
Due to the financial implications of the ongoing pandemic, however, it is highly unlikely that any club would be willing to pay such a hefty transfer fee plus his inevitably high wages, the suitors hoping that he holds off on signing a new contract so he can leave the club for free at the end of the 2021/22 season.
As for PSG, their obvious hope is to keep the player for at least a few more seasons, with the club’s Qatari owners hoping that the Parisian youngster will be the ‘poster boy’ of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
As long as he continues to refrain from putting pen to paper on a new contract, expect continued rumours about his future.