SAGNA TIPS CITY TO SIGN THIS STAR AHEAD OF LIVERPOOL
Manchester City could reportedly enter the race to sign PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe in 2023, with Liverpool also believed to be interested in the France international. According to Marca, the reigning Premier League champions are not afraid about the possibility of pairing the 23-year-old attacker with Erling Haaland following reports last week that Mbappe wanted to leave PSG in the January transfer window. The superstar attacker shocked the footballing world in the summer by signing a new contract to stay in Paris despite intense interest from Real Madrid. However, just a few months on from this announcement, Mbappe is seemingly keen to leave PSG in 2023.
With a release clause of £200m according to TalkSport, Pep Guardiola moving to sign Mbappe could be a move that might break the balance of competitive fairness in the Premier League and potentially the UEFA Champions League given that the Cityzens already have Haaland on their books.
However, whilst a move could be possible, Liverpool’s long-standing interest in Mbappe could see the Reds win the race to sign Mbappe, which could spark a new era of the City/Liverpool rivalry that has headlined the Premier League for the past five years. Haaland and Mbappe are already being billed up as the next generation of the Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo rivalry that dominated La Liga for the best part of a decade, and if Liverpool sign the French international in 2023, we could well have this saga set up, which could help the Premier League like nothing else. Sagna has tipped his former side to seal the deal.