Real Madrid have reportedly agreed terms with Kylian Mbappe over a move, according to journalist Oriol Domenech, via the Daily Star.
From what they tell me from different clubs that have contacted him, Madrid has it closed. When Mbappe departs, in 2020 or 2021, he will go to Madrid.
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While I would love Liverpool to sign Mbappe, I firmly expect Madrid to end up getting their man. This is down to a number of factors, the first one being the Frenchman’s desire to play under childhood hero Zinedine Zidane.
On top of that, Madrid are in a stronger financial position than Liverpool, therefore being able to pay what could comfortably be a club-record fee for the Reds, as well as vast wages.
I also believe Jurgen Klopp may only go for Mbappe if one of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino was to leave the club this summer.
It is hard to envisage Mbappe and the trio all playing every week, given how attacking and lop-sided it could make this Liverpool team.
All four could easily demand to be regular starters in the team, so the striker arriving may affect the dynamic, forcing Klopp to alter his formation and take out one of the midfielders.