Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp calls Kylian Mbappe’s dad to get ahead in transfer race ahead of the summer transfer window.
PSG Superstar Kylian Mbappe has long been the subject of Real Madrid’s interest. In recent months however, Liverpool have emerged as a worthy challenger to the Spanish giants in the race for the 21-year old World Cup winner.
While Real Madrid are still one of the most prestigious clubs in the world, Liverpool can rightfully lay claim to the title of the best team in the world right now. In the last 10 months, the Reds have won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
They were on course to win a maiden Premier League title before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus crisis. Regardless, their success has made them contenders for Mbappe’s signature.
Jurgen Klopp calls Kylian Mbappe’s dad to get ahead in transfer race
According to French outlet Le10 Sport, Jurgen Klopp has contacted Kylian Mbappe’s father in a bid to gauge his son’s interest in joining Liverpool. The German wants to know the Frenchman’s intentions for this summer with the transfer window nearing by the day.
The Reds will still have to fork out at least £174m if they are to bring Mbappe from PSG in the summer. However, a former member of the European Parliament has predicted that football players will be worth a fraction of their former values due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a member of French political party Europe Ecology – The Greens, believes superstars such as Mbappe could be worth as little as €40m (£35m) after the outbreak subsides.
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