No One Can Afford Kylian Mbappe, Says Jurgen Klopp


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So much for that Kylian Mbappe to Liverpool FC transfer narrative.

Wait, what Mbappe to Liverpool was a thing?

Apparently, yes that was a transfer rumor floating about; as ridiculous as the concept sounds. It’s a moot point anyway as Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ruled it out during his news conference ahead of the blockbuster fixture this weekend at Manchester City.

“I don’t see any club at the moment who can buy Kylian Mbappe from PSG,” said Klopp.

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“I don’t see any club, that is how it is. And we are involved in the clubs that cannot do it. It is as easy as that. Buying this calibre of player is difficult.” 

Mbappe currently stands as the second-most expensive Association Football transfer of all time, as he moved for €180 million from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain in 2018. Only his teammate, Neymar, cost more.

Regarded as the heir apparent once Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are retired, one study concluded that Mbappe is now the world’s most valuable player, with a potential price tag of 218.5 million euros. That value placed him 18.2m euros more than Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, who sits second place.

Jurgen Klopp piled on:

“OK, from a sporting point of view, there are not a lot of reasons to not sign him. What a player he is, but it is about the money of course. No chance. Absolutely no chance. Sorry for killing that story.”


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