Kylian Mbappe Next Club Odds: Is a move to Real Madrid back on the cards in January?
Kylian Mbappe has yet again made his intentions to leave PSG clear. After the last transfer window saga where he was backed into 1/20 to join Real Madrid and then signed a new deal with PSG, we thought he was done, but he’s back and better than ever. Reports are suggesting his relationship with the French club has fallen apart as PSG are saying he is putting too much pressure on the club.
The 23-year-old is widely regarded as not just one of the best youngsters in the world, but one of the best players in the world and a future Ballon d’Or winner, so he will definitely not be short of any clubs that will be going in for him. Thankfully for us, Paddy Power have recently priced up his next club odds and all the usual suspects from Manchester United to Real Madrid are involved in the betting.
Below we’ll talk about five clubs that could potentially be in the running for the French wonder-kid in January and where they are in the next club market for Mbappe.
Real Madrid - 2/1
It should come as no surprise to see Real Madrid at the top of this list. Kylian Mbappe was at one point last summer, basically a Madrid player. It looked like everything was going in the direction of Mbappe becoming a Madridista, only for PSG to slap them in the face with their big fat French wallet and offer Kylian the deal of a lifetime, making him the biggest earner in the squad ahead of Messi and giving him control of the signings the club will be making.
Mbappe has spoken about Real Madrid on many occasions, most of the time in very high regard as he’s said it is one of his “dreams” to play for the club. When asked after signing his new contract at PSG if his dream of playing for them was dead, he replied: “Never over, never over, you never know what can happen in the future”, so it’s clear to see that he still would love to play for the club one day, maybe that day is in the upcoming transfer window? It would certainly make sense.
Real Madrid are probably one of the few teams who could need a player like Mbappe, with Karim Benzema unfortunately not getting any younger. On top of that, Madrid always have the cash. Sure they might not offer him a role as he had at PSG where he is signing off on transfers, but they’ll certainly be able to offer a serious contract for the youngster. The fee will be astronomical given he has recently signed a contract, but Real Madrid are not a club that are scared to break any records. If he is to leave, I could see Real Madrid reigniting their interest in him.
Liverpool - 5/2
Liverpool find themselves as the second favourites to sign Kylian Mbappe. There have been rumours most summers surrounding the Merseyside club and the French international, unsurprisingly though they have remained as just rumours. This time Liverpool are being linked with him in an attempted swap deal with Mo Salah.
These are of course again, just rumours. But it’s an interesting proposition. This season Salah has looked off it with Liverpool. Many are thinking it’s the end of their era already and the performances this season are certainly backing that up. It’d be hard to lose Salah after just losing Mane, but replacing him with Kylian Mbappe will definitely work for the Liverpool fanbase. Salah may look for a new challenge away from the Premier League and PSG could work out perfectly for him, and when it comes to Mbappe arriving at Anfield, there’s no better player to start a “rebuild” around than Kylian Mbappe.
The aforementioned swap deal is the only real way I see this happening though, and with that swap deal, PSG will still be demanding some serious cash with Salah. I can’t see a world in which Liverpool fork up hundreds of millions for one player and still have a star like Salah in their squad. Also, considering they have just broken the bank for Darwin Nunez, it’d be strange for them to splash out on another marquee striker. 5/2 is bad value in my book, but who knows, stranger things have happened.
The market gets a bit messy after the two short-priced front runners, after them it’s wide open with Chelsea, Man City, Bayern Munich, Man Utd, Arsenal and Spurs all being big odds. It’s hard to find a suitable club for him at the moment given the price tag that PSG will demand in January.
Probably the most likely buyers when it comes to other Premier League clubs in the market. Chelsea still have a boatload of cash ready to throw at the player. They’re famous for it really. On top of that, we all know Mbappe has a soft spot for Chelsea after images of him with Chelsea shirts surfaced online. It’ll be interesting to see if they do make a move for him but with the recent signing of Aubameyang, I can’t see them looking for a signing so soon.
They have Erling Haaland already. Enough said.
Could be an interesting long-term Lewandowski replacement, but the Germans are not famous for splashing their cash and pride themselves on good transfer business. A football club with a deep heritage and something they probably don’t want Mbappe ruining. It’d be a club where Mbappe is guaranteed some trophies and probably a bucket load of goals, but I doubt Bayern would ruin their system for him.
As always, the Mancunians are linked with another superstar player. Manchester United are never shy of spending money and I’m sure they’d love to be in for Mbappe. But unfortunately for them, they are not a club of his calibre in my opinion. Yes, they may challenge for more with him, but as it stands, they are a Europa League team. I don’t think Mbappe will fancy Thursday nights. Maybe United could offer PSG Ronaldo in exchange for Mbappe so we have Ronaldo and Messi on PSG and then Mbappe vs Haaland in the Premier League, well, we can all dream.
The red hot Arsenal have found themselves in the market for Mbappe at 33/1. Not a clue how they would manage to pull this one off, similar to Man Utd they are a Europa League team this season, something Mbappe will not be interested in. Who knows, maybe the Gunners win the league this season and go all out for Kylian, statement made.
This would potentially be the strangest signing ever. Harry Kane and Heung-min Son are the heart of Tottenham at the moment and as good as Mbappe is, I don’t see Conte ruining this system just to cater to one big-money signing. Spurs’ owners do have a lot of cash as evident from their new stadium, but this one could be a bit of a stretch. The one thing they have going for them is Champions League football, but I don’t think that is enough to persuade him.