This summer has been a roller-coaster of emotions as far as transfers are concerned. If you thought this year was hectic, it looks like one man may be on all of our lips next year.
Having signed Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota for our Premier League defence, with the former being one of the most exciting I’ve seen since Fernando Torres, this could be toppled with the potential arrival of Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe.
But for this to happen, it would be likely that a colossus transfer fee would be required for the reigning Ligue 1 champions to even consider selling Mbappe, taking into account that they initially spent €180m (£165.3m) to capture him from Monaco back in 2017.
I can’t imagine that they would want much less than that for him. But despite our apparent financial constraints this summer, L’Equipe believe that we are one of two clubs that are interested in securing his services for next season.
Despite being heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, this has not stopped us from trying to change the 21-year-old’s mind, who is arguably one of the best young footballers in the world at this time.
There is no doubt in my mind that this would go down as the greatest and most high-profile transfer in Premier League history. But unfortunately, it looks extremely unlikely that such a deal would ever happen.
The finances alone are difficult to digest. According to WageIndicator.co.uk, he takes home over £500,000-a-week that equates to an annual wage packet of £26m a year, more than the majority of English football clubs are worth.
This would never go down well in a dressing room commanded by Jurgen Klopp, no matter how much he respects Mbappe. Spotrac state that Mohamed Salah is our highest earner with a £200,000-a-week pay packet, far less than what Mbappe is paid.
It is something that the likes of Manchester City and the Galacticos could afford. Having scored 91 times in 125 outings for the Parisiens (per TransferMarkt), it is easy to why some of the best clubs in world football are after him.
Unfortunately, it could be a stretch too far for us and one that I imagine could get as messy as the Lionel Messi affair almost did.