According to French outlet L’Equipe, PSG are willing to lower their valuation of Mbappe to around £91m, roughly €100m, if he does not sign a contract extension at the club.
Mbappe’s current contract at PSG is due to expire in the summer of 2022. This means that he will have just 12 months left on his deal at the end of the 2020/21 campaign, which is making PSG reconsider how much they would be prepared to let him leave for.
PSG signed Mbappe for €145m from AS Monaco in 2018 and the prolific forward has scored 95 goals in 125 games for the club to date. At the age of 21, Mbappe has already won the World Cup and four Ligue 1 titles with France, Monaco and PSG.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Mbappe could be a terrific addition to Liverpool’s squad and add plenty of goals to Jurgen Klopp’s team. Mo Salah was Liverpool’s top scorer in the Premier League last season with 18 goals in 34 games, whilst Mbappe scored 17 goals in just 20 games for PSG in Ligue 1. In the 2018/19 season, Mbappe managed a sensational return of 33 goals and seven assists in 24 Ligue 1 starts for PSG, highlighting the immense talent he possesses.
His achievements at his age speak for themselves and it is clear to see, given his record, that he could improve the Liverpool team. Roberto Firmino scored just nine Premier League goals last season, suggesting that the centre-forward position could be an area of improvement for the Reds – despite Firmino’s work in the build-up play.
If Liverpool can convince Mbappe to make the switch to England he could be a huge success, as backed up by his goal-scoring output for PSG. It is now down to Michael Edwards and Jurgen Klopp to convince him that Merseyside is the best place for him to be.