Fabrizio Romano once again quashed suggestions that Liverpool are going to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer but supporters think a clue has been dropped.
The Frenchman is the most coveted player in the world as he is simultaneously one for the future and one of the best players in the world.
After he scored 42 goals and got 11 assists this season, he has established himself as one of the best attackers in the world alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
With the transfer window in full swing, Rudy Galetti has suggested that Liverpool are readying a ‘monstre salary offer’ to prise Mbappe from PSG’s grasp but this has been denied by Fabrizio Romano.
Liverpool get excited about Romano tweet
The Italian has quashed the claims for a second time but this time, Liverpool are excited by his phrasing.
He took to Twitter to say: “Questions about Mbappé and Liverpool. ‘Fake news coming out of nowhere’, comments from all parties involved. There’s nothing between Kylian and this summer.”
— Lucas (@LFC_Lucas17) June 26, 2021
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) June 26, 2021
We can get him free in summer 2022
— Steve Morley (@SteveMo93718565) June 26, 2021
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— E_77 (@ES_LFCYNWA) June 26, 2021
PSG are adamant they will not sell Kylian Mbappe and president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has even gone so far as to say he will never sell the French 22-year-old.
“I will be clear, Mbappe is going to stay in Paris,” Al-Khelaifi told L’Equipe. “We will never sell him and he will never leave on a free (transfer). Mbappe has everything he needs in Paris.”
Legally, Al-Khelaifi and PSG won’t be able to stop Mbappe from leaving the club in 2022 as he is set to enter the final year of his contract and in January, he will be able to enter into talks with clubs to negotiate a free agent move.
This is Liverpool’s best and only option but I think it’s presumptuous to suggest that Fabrizio Romano was being cryptic by suffixing his tweet with the phrase ‘this summer’ and that he likely just meant there’s nothing in the pipeline at the moment.
All that said, John Henry tried to sign Mbappe for Liverpool in 2017 before Mbappe joined PSG and reportedly even took him for a two-hour ride in his private jet so it’s reasonable to assume that interest still exists even if it has been suspended for a few years.
Jurgen Klopp has worked wonders for the Reds with a negative net spend while his rivals have consistently spent hundreds of millions without the need to sell to generate the funds required.
Jadon Sancho’s imminent move to Manchester United is an example of this as the Old Trafford outfit will spend close to £80m to sign a player that would require Liverpool to sell one of Sadio Mane or Mo Salah.
It’s not a complaint on my end. It’s created a sustainable way for Klopp to compete at the top but I hope FSG bring Mbappe to Anfield as he could keep Liverpool at the top for close to a decade.