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Could Matip be the key to #Mbappe2021?

Last season PSG were tipped to buy Matip for £50million, providing we attain top 4 this season, he may be the key to signing Mbappe.

Since tearing up both the Champions League & Ligue 1 in 2017 with AS Monaco, Kylian Mbappe’s career has been viewed under a microscope by the footballing world. 

From Winning the World Cup (& scoring in the final), to narrowly losing out on a UCL with Paris Saint-Germain last year, it’s no surprise that many Liverpool fans would love him to come to Anfield in the near future.

Kylian Mbappe Vs Bayern Munich

It would, however, be fair to say that he is not a typical Liverpool signing, (according to TransferMarkt) being the highest valued player in the world at £144million. On top of that, were this price to be fully paid, he would be the most expensive signing the Premier League & Liverpool have ever seen.

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But, while this is disheartening, there is still a chance that we could see him playing in a Gym Red Jersey next season. As 21/22 is the final season left on his current contract with PSG, French Publication Le Parisein claim that his price could be slashed to as low as £102million, providing he doesn’t re-sign with the French Champions. Even so, this is still likely too high a price for Michael Edwards (LFC Sporting Director).

That is where Joel Matip comes in. Last summer, as per TalkSport, PSG were in the market for the Liverpool FC centre back. Jake Bacon goes on to claim that the French giants were willing to spend up to £50million on the Cameroonian, which if this still stand todays, would set up an interesting deal for Liverpool to make.

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Realistically speaking, Matip may not be able to be sold at such a high price this summer, but even if that price is cut in half, a trade deal including him for Kylian puts the PSG star at a much more reasonable price.

Admittedly, this not only depends on Champions League football, but also if Mauricio Pochettino (PSG manager) would be interested in our Cameroonian colossus, nevertheless there is still a chance!