Kylian Mbappe would “destroy” the Liverpool wage structure if he moved to Anfield, claims European football expert Guillem Balague. Paris Saint-Germain superstar Mbappe has been linked with a move away from the French capital. Real Madrid are targeting the France international but Liverpool are also reportedly interested in signing him.
However, Balague thinks there is very little chance of Mbappe becoming a Reds player.
He believes the 21-year-old’s wage demands would exceed Liverpool’s current highest paid player by some distance.
“No [Liverpool won’t sign Mbappe],” Balague said on his YouTube channel.
“Obviously they like Mbappe but he would destroy the wage structure of Liverpool now.
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“They’d have to invest a lot in getting him, so forget that one.”
Meanwhile, legendary Liverpool forward John Aldridge can see Jurgen Klopp making a couple of major signings this summer.
The Reds are interested in signing RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, who has had another fine season in front of goal.
Aldridge believes Werner is the most realistic option for his former side as he would be cheaper than the likes of Mbappe.
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And he reckons a back-up left-back could also be brought in to help Andy Robertson.
“I think Liverpool fans can look forward to one or two big names in the transfer window this summer,” Aldridge wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.
“Jurgen Klopp, like he always has done, has to look for players who are as good or better than he has. No squad padding this summer.
“Up front is probably the big area. At the moment, behind that three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, there is only Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino who are playing regularly.
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“Liverpool will need another but that one player has to be absolute top drawer. For me, there is only one who fits the bill perfectly.
“That player is Timo Werner. All day long for me.
“Whenever I have seen him, he looks like the one for the Reds.
“For the prices you hear quoted for players, the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Jadon Sancho, in this climate, Werner seems the ideal option.
“Where else is Klopp going to strengthen? He has Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the attacking midfield area, so the squad is very settled at the minute.
“I would suggest another left-back that can push Andy Robertson and a top centre-forward.
“Will he go out and get a world-class attacker? We will wait and see but Liverpool have designs to win the lot now.”
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