Real Madrid and Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing Kylian Mbappé to a pre-contract. The 25-year-old will become a free agent in June, so he now has a chance to secure his future before his deal with PSG officially expires.
As the rumor mill keeps turning, so do the opinions of various pundits. Some argue that the player should stay and win Paris Saint-Germain’s first UEFA Champions League; others say it’s time to leave France and grow.
Christophe Dugarry from RMC Sport suggests it’s an opportunity for Mbappé to explore career prospects beyond his hometown. Dugarry points out a plateau in the winger’s performance as a critical reason for this stance.
“I think Mbappé is stagnating today,” Dugarry said (h/t Foot Mercato). “I genuinely hope he will leave. I find him increasingly predictable, lacking strength and character. He often disappears during matches.
“He wanted all the power, but he comes across as a little boy; it seems like the suit is too big. I sense a bit of confusion; there’s no symbiosis. On the PSG side, it hasn’t been good for a few months.”
From Real Madrid’s perspective, the media in Spain notes that Los Blancos has given Mbappé two weeks to sign the pre-agreement, or it’s goodbye forever. Meanwhile, Liverpool sees the Frenchman as the long-term successor to Mohamed Salah.
It will be interesting to see how these next few days transpire to see which way the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner leans.