A French football expert has suggested that Real Madrid would be Kylian Mbappe’s “dream” next destination, with the forward being tipped with a “big” chance of leaving Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
Mbappe burst onto the scene with Monaco in the 2016/17 season when he lit up the Champions League and scored 21 goals in 22 games in all competitions.
A big-money move to PSG followed and the Frenchman has kicked on since, being tipped for future Ballon d’Or success.
However, with PSG struggling in the Champions League of late, the 20-year-old has been tipped to leave his current employers, with Liverpool sensationally linked with a move for the forward.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, football guru Julian Laurens explained the potential situation Mbappe could find himself in this summer and said that the Spanish giants are his ideal next club.
“It pains me to say it, but there’s a possibility, even a big possibility [of Mbappe leaving PSG],” he said.
“PSG are really pushing hard to sign Mbappe to a new deal. They want to secure him for at least one year. But there’s a chance that he goes in the summer.
“That’s his dream, to play for Real Madrid and play for Zinedine Zidane.
“It will happen at some point, will it happen this summer? I’m hoping it will be one more year.”
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho is the latest to try to persuade Mbappe to move to Anfield, after the pair spent time together at Monaco.
Meanwhile, Reds forward Roberto Firmino has called on his side to “keep working hard” as Jurgen Klopp’s side push for Liverpool’s first league title in 30 years.
Liverpool have a 14-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League with a game in hand, but Firmino urged his teammates not to let their standards slip in the second half of the campaign.
He told Premier League Productions: “Last year we hit the post in the Premier League, we were upset of course that we didn’t win.
“We have a chance this season, it’s in our hands. We need to keep it up, working hard, following this path with our heads in the right place and a winning mentality.
“We’ll take things game by game and keep this strong champions mentality up until the end and see where it takes us.”