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Mbappe Watch: Forecast Not Promising

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Maybe next year?

Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain is seen in action during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool at Parc des Princes on November 28, 2018 in Paris, France. Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

It’s important to have realistic expectations going into the summer. Kylian Mbappe to Liverpool is probably not going to happen. This summer, anyway. Which is fair, given he’s the best player in the world and the price tag associated with him playing at your club is astronomical. Still, there are many clubs (Liverpool included) that are watching and waiting for the forward’s contract to expire in 2022.

For PSG president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the idea that Mbappe may ever leave Paris is not one that’s even up for discussion.

“I will be clear: Kylian will be staying in Paris,” Al-Khelaifi told L’Equipe over the weekend. “We are never going to sell him, and he will never leave for free. I never give details to the press about ongoing negotiations. All I can say is that it is coming along nicely.”

“I hope that we will find a common ground. It is Paris, Kylian’s country and he has a mission: not just to be a football player, but to promote the French league, his country and the capital city.”

But still, where there’s any kind of uncertainty, there’s hope and Mbappe to Liverpool (especially given we know Klopp is willing to text absolutely anyone to make it happen) isn’t a completely lost cause. A hope, however distant, is still hope after all.