Kylian Mbappe won’t be lining up for Liverpool anytime soon, with Jurgen Klopp firmly squashing talk of a potential transfer. Reports emerged midweek that the Reds were considering joining the race to sign the Paris Saint-Germain star, who has been heavily linked with a future move to Real Madrid. But while Klopp is a massive fan of the 20-year-old, he stressed that Liverpool simply can’t afford to sign Mbappe.
“Ok, from a sporting point of view, there are not a lot of reasons to not sign Mbappe, what a player he is,” Klopp said. “But it is about the money of course. No chance. Absolutely no chance, sorry for killing that story. I don’t think there is a club in the world that can buy Kylian Mbappe from PSG. And we are involved in that too. We cannot do it, it is as easy as that. “We have nothing [more] to say about it to be honest, but [buying] this calibre of player is difficult.”
PSG director Leonardo came out this week to slam Real’s continued pursuit of Mbappe, declaring he should be allowed to focus on fulfilling his potential and not be swamped by transfer speculation.