Pep Guardiola has made it clear that Manchester City will not be pursuing the signing of PSG’s wantaway striker, Kylian Mbappe. Speaking at a recent Puma Legends Trophy event, Guardiola told reporters, “We will not sign Kylian Mbappe. He’s not joining Man City. All of you know where he wants to go.”
Mbappe’s Contract Extension Raises Speculation
Kylian Mbappe recently extended his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, which will make him a free agent next summer. This decision has sparked speculation among top clubs worldwide, as they now have the opportunity to acquire one of the best players in the world. While Manchester City is not directly affected by this development, Guardiola believes that the race to sign Mbappe has already been decided.
If not for a last-minute change of heart, Kylian Mbappe would have been playing for a Madrid club this past season. However, after experiencing further disappointment in the Champions League, the superstar seems ready to seek new opportunities elsewhere.
Mbappe’s desired destination has not been officially confirmed, leaving clubs in suspense as they anticipate his next move.
Madrid Emerges as Potential New Club for Mbappe
With Karim Benzema’s departure to Saudi Arabia at the beginning of the transfer window, Kylian Mbappe’s path to leading the line in the Spanish capital has cleared.
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Real Madrid, having already invested £113m in Jude Bellingham, appears poised to secure Mbappe on a free transfer for the upcoming season. This potential move would strengthen Madrid’s attacking lineup and add another world-class talent to their squad.
The thought of pairing Kylian Mbappe, who became only the second man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, with Erling Haaland at Manchester City is a frightening prospect.
The recent treble winners are edging closer to securing a deal for Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic, which could signal the imminent departure of Ilkay Gundogan. This potential combination of Mbappe and Haaland would undoubtedly make City a formidable force in the coming seasons.