Could be true, might be rumour or speculations. But if reports bear fruits, Manchester City aren’t just satisfied with running rampant in the Premier league but are set to take Euro in a storm with the signing of Kylian Mbappé to the Etihad.
Without any doubts, there’s arguably no hotter property in world football as Mbappé and the Daily Mail claimed that the reigning champions are about the make an audacious move with the signing of the young Frenchman in a £200million coup from French champions Paris Saint-Germain, which will will beat the mouth-watering fee paid for the signing of Neymar from Barcelona in 2017.
The 29-year-old to Manchester City in a £200m deal will be the Premier League club most ever paid for a player, despite their signings from every direction and the recent acquisition of Riyad Mahrez in a £60million deal.
If the reported fee to be paid by City to PSG is accurate, then Mbappé will cost almost four times the amount they paid for the signing Mahrez from Leicester City.
The presence of youth and talent made available to him at both PSG and France national team has helped the youngster grew in a football icon across Europe and he was rewarded for his superb and strong performance for both sides for being swift and unrelenting, with the forward deservedly winning the Young Player of the Tournament award as France swept to their second World Cup success this summer.
Mbappé’s young and still have many years ahead of him and would still mind staying put at PSG but with the Ligue 1 not carrying around as much hype as the likes of Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and the La Liga, a move outside France might at some point in the near future is inevitable.
Real Madrid have been a heavily rumoured destination and if Man City do indeed make their move, then the 13th time UCL winners will have to both act fast and dig deep into those Galactico pockets to counter the bid.
It’s well documented that the Champions League is City’s main focused, with Pep Guardiola being brought in as the new manager to guard the club through in this tournament and help bring the Champions League trophy to Etihad. However, things have not been going as planned as they lost their first European game of the new campaign of which no team has gone on to win the competition after capitulating in the opener, and Kylian Mbappé is seen as the missing core of the team that will help bring that Champions League trophy.