PSG’s sporting director Leonardo has hinted that a new contract for Liverpool transfer target Kylian Mbappe is on the horizon.
Leonardo says that he believes PSG will have some news that will make fans happy in regards to Mbappe and Neymar’s contract situations.
Speaking to Sky Italy, as transcribed by the Liverpool Echo, club director Leonardo provided a blow to Liverpool’s hopes of signing Mbappe. “I think we’ll have some news that will make us all happy soon. We will soon get to a more concrete situation for Mbappe and Neymar contracts.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
If, as Leonardo has hinted, Mbappe does put pen to paper on a new deal with PSG, Liverpool’s chances of signing him could be all but completely gone. For starters, it would show that Mbappe wants to stay at PSG as he would be committing his future to the club by extending his contract at the Ligue 1 club. It would be hard to blame for the forward for doing so, either, as he is enjoying an excellent season with PSG. He scored twice in a 3-2 win over Bayern Munich this week to take him on to eight goals in eight Champions League appearances this term, along with his 20 goals and six assists in 22 Ligue 1 starts.
It would also rule out the possibility of him being able to leave on a free transfer next summer. Mbappe is currently set to be out of contract at the end of the 2021/22 campaign, which would allow Liverpool to agree a pre-contract deal with the Frenchman next January to land him without a hefty transfer fee. However, if he signs a new deal to take him through another three or four years with PSG, that would end any chance of Liverpool signing him on a free transfer in the next couple of years.
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