Mbappe hints at PSG exit; LFC/Klopp had ‘genuine’ interest in 2017

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Kylian Mbappe has suggested his future might lie away from PSG.

The 20-year-old and heir to Lionel Messi’s crown as the world’s best footballer waltzed to a Ligue 1 title with his club this season, but made some surprising comments yesterday that hint at an exit.

“I would like to thank the players, the coach, the club again. It’s important for me because I come to a first or a second turning point in my career,” he told Goal upon winning the French Player of the Year award.

“I discovered a lot of things here. I feel it’s time to have more responsibility. I hope it may be Paris Saint-Germain, it will be with great pleasure, or it may be elsewhere for a new project, but I would like to say thank you.”

PSG will obviously be loathe to sell their young superstar, who notched 38 goals in total in 2018/19, and would charge a monstrous price to any potential suitor.

In all honesty, this would probably rule Liverpool out – with Real Madrid or Manchester City more likely to pay a world-record fee for his services – but Jurgen Klopp is a known admirer of the forward.

In 2017, before his move to PSG, Mbappe was linked with the Reds. Times journalist Paul Joyce declared our interest ‘genuine’ and explained how an enquiry had been rejected by AS Monaco in 2016.

Jurgen Klopp would love to have Mbappe amongst his striking options, but despite the fact we’re set to make £100m from offloading deadwood [Echo] and are in the Champions League Final for the second year running – we just can’t see the club doubling our £75m transfer record just yet!

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