Manchester City retain a ‘desire’ to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé, according to Le Parisien.
The forward’s contract expires in 2022 and top European clubs, including the Citizens, are ‘ready to break the bank’ for the 22-year-old’s services.
That’s because the clubs that want to sign the France international either have funds available or believe his signing can help them in generating revenue through better marketing deals, shirt sales and the possibility of Mbappé winning the Ballon d’Or.
It’s claimed the former AS Monaco man hasn’t made a decision yet on his future and if he has to leave PSG, the club that wants to sign him must meet certain conditions, including the economic one needed to carry out his signing [transfer fee plus salary].
Top European clubs ‘continue to seduce’ Mbappé and Pep Guardiola’s side are included in this list.
A decision on the player’s future will be made depending on the sporting project he will be offered and money will not be a deciding factor.
If he decides to leave PSG, he will consider various factors, including the squad of the club that wants to sign him, strength and weakness of their league, the leaders of the club and ‘their communication as well as their political weight, locally or in Europe. Everything is analysed and this analysis takes time’.
Another report from the same outlet explains Mbappé’s contract situation is a ‘complicated’ case for PSG, who are growing ‘impatient’.
Having invested heavily to secure his signature in 2017, they don’t want to let him leave for free. Therefore, the Ligue 1 side will not oppose if their star wants to leave the club in the summer.
PSG had initially slapped a €200m valuation down. The report states it’s almost impossible to receive those figures and his current valuation is now between €120m and €150m.
Le Parisien only mention Manchester City along with other top European clubs and it remains to be seen whether or not the Etihad club will take the necessary steps to sign Mbappé in the next market.