Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe reveals he has twice held talks with Liverpool
‘We talked a bit’: Kylian Mbappe reveals talks with Liverpool about a summer move before agreeing to sign a new contract with PSG… and the Frenchman admits he also spoke to the Reds in 2017 about a move because they are the club your mother’s favourite!
- The battle for Kylian Mbappé seemed to be between PSG and Real Madrid
- Mbappé has revealed that he also had talks with Liverpool about a possible move.
- Liverpool also spoke with the Frenchman when he was at Monaco back in 2017
- The 23-year-old has opted to stay at PSG despite interest from the Reds.
Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he has held talks about a possible move to Liverpool on two separate occasions in his career.
In what was believed to be a straight fight between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, Mbappe claimed that Liverpool also threw their names in the hat to sign the Frenchman.
told the Telegraph: We talked a little, but not too much. We talked a little.
Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he has held talks twice with Liverpool about a possible move.
The Frenchman opted to stay at PSG despite the interest of Real Madrid and Liverpool
The 23-year-old then went on to add more by claiming he could have signed for Liverpool in 2017, the year he joined Paris Saint-Germain on an early-season loan from Monaco that turned into a £163m signing. . One year later.
He revealed that he spoke to the Reds five years ago as they are his mother Fayza Lamari’s favorite side.
He said: ‘I spoke to Liverpool because it is my mother’s favorite club, my mother loves Liverpool. I don’t know why, you’ll have to ask her.
Mbappe’s comments come after Jurgen Klopp spoke about his interest in Mbappe earlier this month.
It is a good club and we met them five years ago. When I was in Monaco I met them. It’s a big club.
Liverpool have been linked with the striker in the past, but all signs seemed to point to the player joining Real Madrid.
Mbappe’s comments come after Liverpool manager Klopp was asked about the Paris Saint-Germain star earlier this month.
Asked if there was interest in the World Cup winner, he said: “Of course we are interested in Kylian Mbappe, we are not blind.”
‘We like it and if you don’t like it, 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’s fine. He is a great player.
Mbappé spoke to Liverpool because his mother, Fayza Lamari, is a Reds fan
The German’s comments about the ‘battles’ involving Mbappe would likely refer to the wages they would have had to pay to bring him to Anfield.
For the past year, it has seemed that Mbappe was ready to leave PSG this summer for Real Madrid after attempting a move last summer, only for the French giants to turn down a £154m offer.
However, Mbappé has taken a surprising turn in his contractual saga and announced on Saturday his decision to sign a new three-year deal with the Parisians.
“I would like to announce that I have chosen to extend my contract at Paris Saint-Germain and of course I am delighted,” Mbappe said. I am convinced that here I can continue to grow in a club that gives everything necessary to perform at the highest level.
The club held a press conference on Monday after Mbappe signed a mega contract worth £34m per season at £650,000 per week.
Mbappe has signed a mega deal worth £34m a season at £650,000 a week
Klopp pictured himself hugging Mbappe after Liverpool met PSG in the Champions League in 2018
He told reporters he made a decision last week but insisted he was honest with all parties and had personally contacted Real Madrid present Florentino Perez.
“It was last week,” Mbappe said. I didn’t announce it to my teammates because the club didn’t want me to. They wanted it to remain a secret and a surprise to everyone, although it was difficult to keep surprises.
‘I think a lot of people had some information on Saturday. I wanted to call the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, before announcing it at Paris Saint-Germain.
I have a lot of respect for him and his club, they have done a lot to make me as happy as possible. As a respectful person, I should talk to them personally, I thought it was the best I could do.