Amid plenty of rumors about his future, Kylian Mbappe has opened up about this matter but leaving more doubts than certainties. Two of the teams that sounded like a very likely landing spot for the Frenchman are Real Madrid and Liverpool.
Mbappe refused to talk about Los Blancos and decided to praise the Reds, who are having a terrific season in the Premier League. Liverpool stormed to Champions League glory this season and now are set to wrap up the Premier League title in record time, having won an astonishing 21 of their first 22 league games.
Speaking to BBC Sport at the launch of his new charity, ‘Inspired by Kylian Mbappé (IBKM), the forward admitted that it is hard not to be impressed by what Jürgen Klopp’s side are doing right now.
“What Liverpool do in this moment is amazing,” Mbappe said. “They’re like a machine, they’ve found a rhythm and are like ‘we play again, we play again’.
“They’ve lost zero games. When you watch you think everything’s easy but that’s not easy. The guys are focused, they play games every three days and they win, they win, they win.
“Now the problem is that everybody watches Liverpool, and everybody watches what we can do against them, so now they have to show they are strong again but it’s a very good team with a very good manager.”
Although his good words could lead Liverpool fans to dream about the potential arrival of Kylian, Real Madrid remain as the biggest favorite to land the youngster. Mbappe, however, insists that these transfer talks don’t affect him, but he did leave the door open to a possible move away from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
“Everyone talks about [joining Real] – when I was young I talked about it too. But now I’m a player and I know it’s not the moment.
“We are in January – it’s the money time of the season. Imagine I answer your question and say something. Everybody will talk about it and it’s not good for PSG. Now I’m with PSG and I’m 100% with the club. I want to help the club grow this season, to win a lot of titles, so for me it’s not good to talk about [my future].
“I think about the club because the club helped me. I came here at 18. I was a talent but I was not a superstar. Now I’m a superstar, thanks to PSG and the French national team.
“I have to stay calm and stay focused on PSG. After that, at the end of the season, we will see. But now I’m focused on my game.”
Real chairman Florentino Perez is reportedly eager to land the Frenchman and Madrid are readying a plan to lure him away from Paris.