Liverpool journalist Josh Williams has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of the Merseyside club signing Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe this summer.
This comes after Williams made an appearance on a recent episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast where he spoke about a range of topics concerning Jurgen Klopp’s side.
On the subject of Mbappe, who has been mentioned with a potential move to Anfield in the past, Williams had this to say about the possibility of the Frenchman playing for Liverpool in the future and what the chances are of him joining this summer.
He said: “Incredibly low, simply because of the price.
“I do actually think he’d play for Liverpool. I do. I think he’d play for Klopp. Liverpool is a club that I think from an outside perspective looks like an attractive club.
“I think Sadio Mane famously called Liverpool a sexy club a few years back and I think there are reasons behind that, the fanbase, the history, Jurgen Klopp, the playing style, the fact that Liverpool have very recently won a Champions League and a Premier League.
“So, I do think he’d play for Liverpool but it’s the price. It’s insane. The money he would cost, and I think one very interesting thing that gives me the tiniest bit of hope is his contract situation, that’s it.”
PSG originally signed Mbappe on a loan deal from fellow Ligue 1 side AS Monaco during the 2017 summer transfer window before securing him on a permanent deal in the 2018 summer window for a fee of £130.5 million.
TIF Thoughts on Josh Williams’ comments on Mbappe…
Overall, the 22-year-old, who is currently valued at £144 million, has made 171 appearances for PSG in which he has managed to score 132 goals and provide 61 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
Do you think Mbappe will move to Liverpool one day?
As Williams mentioned in the podcast, with Mbappe’s future at the French club still in question, it will be interesting to see whether or not Liverpool would make a move to sign the 22-year-old if he were to be looking for a new club at any point in the future.
In our view, taking into account his blistering goalscoring record and the vast amount of praise he has been on the receiving end of in recent years, potentially seeing the Frenchman play in the Premier League would be a very exciting prospect, especially for the Liverpool fans if he were to potentially make a move to Anfield in the future.