Reporter Dharmesh Sheth for Sky Sports claims that Kylian Mbappe, who is a target for Manchester United, will likely decide on his Paris Saint-Germain future next summer after receiving interest from Old Trafford.
The French superstar is Erik ten Hag’s first priority since he took over as manager of the Red Devils during the summer.
Mbappe has unexpectedly become a target for Manchester United, who plan to outsmart his other pursuers by trying to reach a deal with PSG when the transfer market reopens in January, according to the Mirror.
In addition to offering a deal worth £500,000 per week, the report claims the Red Devils are willing to spend up to £150 million on the 62-cap France international.
Following Manchester United’s announcement that they had mutually terminated Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract last month, Ten Hag is looking for offensive reinforcements.
Despite only signing a new three-year contract with PSG in May, according to Sky Sports, Mbappe’s future at Parc des Princes has come into question lately.
The forward wants to leave for fresh pastures in early 2023 after feeling misled by his current employers, according to French football analyst Julien Laurens, who previously spoke with BBC Sport about the matter.
Sheth thinks that by entering negotiations next summer rather than in January, Manchester United will have a better chance of persuading PSG to sell Mbappe.
The Ligue 1 powerhouses will likely be concerned about their chances of retaining their prized asset on board past the season’s finish, according to the Sky Sports writer.
Sheth responded to GIVEMESPORT when questioned about the likely time frame for a contract between Manchester United and a player: “I think next summer. When someone signs a new contract, you can mistakenly believe that you have a lot of leeway. However, this is a very absurd way to think. The club isn’t considering a contract renewal after the first year because many of these agreements are typically for four or five years.
“But this deal was only a three-year commitment when Kylian Mbappe signed it last summer; as a result, you instantly looked ahead to next summer and assumed he would only have two years left. Will this farce continue to unfold for us?
“Clubs begin to feel a little uneasy about whether they can bind a player down once they have two years left on their deal.
Watching will be intriguing. For Mbappe, I believe that next summer will be preferable over January.
Mbappe was a member of the France team that competed in the World Cup, and there is little question that he left a lasting effect on Qatar.
The 23-year-old scored against Australia and scored twice in the triumph over Denmark, according to Sofascore, and scored once every 69 minutes during the group stage.
No other player on the field received a greater match rating than Mbappe’s 8.6 in the latter encounter, according to WhoScored.
It should not be stunning that he had already scored 19 goals and contributed five more assists in 20 appearances for PSG this season when he entered the World Cup. He then followed that up with a brace against Poland. However, his World Cup exploits should not be unexpected given that he had already scored twice against Poland.