Kylian Mbappé has plenty of admirers around the football world. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of the board of directors for FC Bayern Munich, is one of many people that enjoy watching the PSG forward.
“I love Mbappé and his way of playing but we will never be able to bring him to Bayern,” Rummenigge said. “Either way, he’s fine where he is. Nasser is a good friend of mine. I will not come and bother him on this subject.”
Nonetheless, with his contract set to expire in the summer of 2022, the 21-year-old and the capital club need to figure out the future.
With one year left on his contract, some of Europe’s bigger clubs are circling the situation. Liverpool FC and Real Madrid are some of the names keeping an eye on whether or not the France international extends his stay in the French capital.
Along with discussing his admiration for Mbappé, Rummenigge discussed that with the coronavirus affecting clubs financially, many would have to be cautious with their spending, which he says is good for the sport.
“We now have to be very careful with our costs. (in 2019) We spent a lot of money, including €80 million for Lucas Hernandez. Today it might be half. The transfer market saw a 50% drop last summer,” Rummenigge said.
“But this is good news for our sport. Before the crisis, football had lost its mind. There has been galloping inflation after the signatures of Neymar and Mbappé at PSG three years ago. It’s good to know it’s over as clubs are going to have to be careful about their costs.”