“I have discovered a lot of things here [at PSG] and I feel that it is perhaps time for greater responsibility,” Mbappe said after winning the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award last May. “I hope that it will be with PSG, which would be with great pleasure, or maybe elsewhere.”
The French forward scored his 100th goal for club and country against Andorra yesterday in the Euro 2020 qualifier. He netted 40 of those goals this past season.
The 20-year-old phenom is high on Zidane’s radar with the Real Madrid boss admitting “Like any good player, I would be happy to coach him.”
Mbappe, of course, comes with a high price — his move to Paris Saint-Germain is the second most expensive transfer of all-time at already broke the record transfer fee of €214 million. Sources say Los Blancos are willing to pay upwards of €300m for the starlet which would made him a bonafide Galactico and then some.
“I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I would like to try something new,” said the Denmark international Christian Eriksen after the Champions League final. “I hope that something will be decided this summer. That is the plan. Real Madrid is a step up but it would take them picking up the phone and saying that they want me.”
Eriksen enjoyed an outstanding year for the Spurs, recording 10 goals and 17 assists in 51 appearances. He was integral to the team’s fourth-place finish in the Premier League and a second place finish in the Champions League. All in all, he’s earned 277 total appearances for the Lilywhites, racking up 66 goals and 80 assists.
Sadio Mane enjoyed a career year at Liverpool — he netted 26 times in all competitions and won Champions League. Why would he ever want to leave Anfield?
Zidane may find it difficult to woo Mane over to the Bernabeu since the Senegalese winger is so fond of the Premier League and the Reds: “Of course I want to be a legend not only for Liverpool but also in Premier League history. I will do everything possible to achieve everything possible.”
Liverpool will demand a €150m transfer fee should Mane leave for Real Madrid. That would certainly lift Mane into Galactico status.