Should a lucrative takeover occur, Manchester United will look at signing Kylian Mbappe from PSG this summer. Erik Ten Hag is eager to find a Ronaldo replacement in the who can give the Red Devils an edge over the others.\
Thus, Man United are anticipated to enter the summer transfer market to sign a new center-forward. Wout Weghorst was acquired from Burnley on loan in January to fill the striker’s gap, but the Dutchman has only registered one goal in 11 appearances across all competitions.
Moreover, it’s been reported that United have no plans to buy him long-term beyond the current campaign. Ten Hag’s side is inface largely dependent upon the in-form striker Marcus Rashford for goals.
The England international has found the net 16 times in 19 games across all competitions. Meanwhile, the French attacker Mbappe is heavily linked with a move away from the French capital this summer.
Mbappe, who has been linked to Real Madrid and Liverpool as well, has scored 27 goals in 28 games for the Paris-based giants this season across all competitions. He also won the 2022 World Cup Golden Boot after scoring eight goals at the Qatar tournament, including a hat-trick in the final game.
Since joining PSG from Monaco in 2017, the 24-year-old has scored a tonne of goals. In 245 games, he has netted 198 goals and provided 94 assists. He has also won 11 trophies with the French powerhouses, including four Ligue 1 championships.
Manchester United to make a move for Mbappe this summer?
Even though Mbappe signed a new deal with PSG last summer that was extended through June 2024 with an additional 12-month extension option, rumours about his future professional plans persist.
PSG presently trails Bayern Munich 1-0 after the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 match, and the attacker is rumoured to have threatened to submit a transfer request if they don’t advance.
Football Insider claims that should the Glazers decide to sell the team to a prospective buyer, Man United could make a sizable offer to capture Mbappe this summer.
A soft deadline of 10 p.m. on Friday was set for interested parties to submit their offers to buy the Red Devils, and two bids are understood to have been received from Qatar’s Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and millionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who was born in Manchester.
Together with Saudi Arabian-backed investors, Twitter and Tesla owner Elon Musk, and American hedge fund behemoth Elliott Investment Management, it is also believed that they have made an offer.
According to a recent story, the Glazers have reportedly rejected all of the offers they have received because they fall short of their £6 billion asking price.
Man United’s chances of signing a player of Mbappe’s calibre would increase if they were to win the EFL Cup on Sunday. Ten Hag’s team is presently in third place in the table, eight points ahead of fifth-place Newcastle United.
After defeating Barcelona 2-1 on Thursday night to win their playoff match 4-3 on aggregate, United has secured their spot in the last 16 of the Europa League.
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