Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe is reportedly the next player to be targeted by Major League Soccer after finally landing Lionel Messi this summer. The Daily Record reports that MLS is looking to make a similarly innovative move to the one that brought the Argentine to Inter Miami.
The 24-year-old striker was a teammate of the Argentine at PSG over the past two seasons. He even sent his fellow World Cup winner an emotional message after the move to Miami.
The striker may not necessarily move this summer – against the Parisian club’s wishes – but a move away from the French capital looks likely in the next 12 months when his contract expires. Real Madrid is like the player’s preference.
He is even said to have been house-hunting in the Spanish city during this latest clash with PSG. This comes after Al Hilal rejected a lucrative Saudi Pro League offer.
Signing Mbappe would be a historic step for MLS. Acquiring a player of his caliber – and his age, being 12 years Messi’s junior – would be a move unlike any other in the past three decades.
It would also be difficult to do. PSG demand a transfer fee
Making a move next summer would be more manageable – when the Frenchman becomes a free agent. However, they will still need to work around the current structures to reward Mbappe properly.
Record Sport further adds that MLS are also looking at Mbappe as a future target if no deal is feasible in the near term.