It is understood that Monaco had immediately rejected Liverpool’s bid as they try to hold on to their star striker. The Reds might line up a bigger bid again, as the player is certainly one of the biggest investments they might take in the past few years.
And as the transfer market trends indicate, the striker certainly belongs in the “must-have” player list of all major footballing clubs in Europe.
While Mbappe himself is attracting loads of attention from all around the world, the Frenchman is willing to continue playing for Monaco for another year at least. Their Russian owner, Dmitry Rybolovlev, also believes that they should hold on to the player as long as possible, as there is no urgency to sell him.
The France international’s 15th goal in Ligue 1 secured the title for his side, and he has had a blast of a season, with 26 goals in all competitions, which even helped his team reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. His efforts were among the few positives for Monaco against the Juventus side in either leg of the game.
If Liverpool do manage to sign the player, it would be almost double the amount they have paid to secure any player ever in their history, with their costliest transfer being Andy Carroll for £35m back in 2011.
Jurgen Klopp’s side does need a secure striker at the moment, though, as their main man, Daniel Sturridge, is injury prone, and often stays on the sidelines for a sizeable duration of the season. Origi, on the other hand, hasn’t provided a significant output that would warrant him a permanent first team spot.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran