The latest buzz in the football world suggests Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) shining star, is more inclined towards Arsenal than Liverpool for a potential move to the Premier League.
Contract Standstill at PSG
Mbappe, a decorated French forward who has become the heart of PSG, is reportedly reluctant to extend his contract past the 2023/24 season. This development has set the stage for a tantalising transfer opportunity for Premier League clubs. Arsenal, as indicated by FootballTransfers last month, could be in pole position to secure Mbappe’s signature – possibly even on a free transfer next summer.
Arsenal’s Progress Under Arteta Appeals to Mbappe
Despite no official contact between Arsenal and Mbappe, it’s believed the 24-year-old holds the Gunners in high regard. Reports suggest he’s impressed by the team’s progression under the tutelage of Mikel Arteta and relishes the prospect of aiding Arsenal’s quest for their first Premier League title since the 2003/04 season.
While Arsenal dreams of a possible Mbappe transfer, PSG seems resolute in their determination to keep their valuable asset. PSG’s president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, made the club’s stance clear: “If Kylian Mbappe wants to stay – we want him to stay – he needs to sign a new contract. We cannot let the best player in the world right now leave for free. That is impossible.”
Record-Breaking Fee Unlikely for Arsenal
Even as Arsenal appears set to make a British-record £105m signing with West Ham’s Declan Rice, it seems improbable they’ll break their transfer record again to acquire Mbappe. Yet, in football, as the old saying goes, anything is possible.