In a surprising twist in the football transfer saga of the season, Liverpool has entered the race for Kylian Mbappe, launching a staggering 250 million euros bid for the French superstar, according to FIFA agent Marco Kirdemir.
This move puts the English giants head-to-head with Real Madrid in what's shaping up to be a high-stakes tug of war for the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward.
?️Marco Kirdemir (FIFA agent who knows Mbappé's environment): "Liverpool are willing to pay €250M plus bonuses for him.
A Fraying Connection with PSG
Kylian Mbappe, who has spent seven fruitful years at PSG, seems poised for departure following an ultimatum issued to his family by the club's owner, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The two options presented to Mbappe are to extend his contract until the end of next summer, or to part ways with the club he has represented since 2016. PSG, seemingly unwilling to consider the possibility of releasing the football sensation without compensation, faces the reality that Mbappe is not keen on renewing his contract beyond June 2024.
Faced with this ultimatum, the 24-year-old has made it clear he wants a change of scenery. Recognizing this, the emir has reportedly sanctioned the sale of the player who currently commands a salary of 72 million euros a year.
An Unexpected Suitor
Credible football insider Fabrizio Romano has announced that PSG, amid this upheaval, is keen to expedite Mbappe's transfer. Initially, Real Madrid, long seen as the preferred destination for Mbappe, was thought to have the upper hand.
Reports even indicated that the emir of Qatar and Real's president Florentino Perez had agreed on a transfer fee of 200 million euros plus an additional 50 million euros in bonuses. However, Liverpool's entry into the fray has added a sensational twist to the tale.
With their audacious bid, the English club could potentially upset Real Madrid's long-standing courtship of the French international.