Fabrizio Romano Highlights ‘Important Months’ for Liverpool-Linked Mbappe’s Future

Football journalist Fabrizio Romano has emphasized the critical period ahead for Kylian Mbappe’s future, particularly as the Paris Saint-Germain forward enters the final six months of his contract. Romano, in his latest Daily Briefing for CaughtOffside, provided insights into the ongoing negotiations and the open nature of the situation.

While Romano didn’t explicitly mention Liverpool’s interest, the recurring rumors of Mbappe moving to Anfield have gained momentum with his contract status. Romano stated, “There is no concrete update yet, but of course he is now free to negotiate with other clubs, so the situation is quite open.”

Paris Saint-Germain is hopeful for Mbappe to sign a new contract, but Romano highlighted the uncertainty, saying, “It is not guaranteed at all.” Real Madrid has been working behind the scenes on the matter, and Mbappe’s camp is maintaining silence, taking their time to decide on the next step.

Romano mentioned, “His mother, father, and lawyers are working on it, discussing internally what to do.” Despite reports suggesting deadlines, Romano suggested that Mbappe might not rush the decision and could take his time before determining his future.

The financial aspect of a potential Mbappe move to Liverpool poses a significant challenge, given his substantial base salary. Romano noted, “Any ‘free transfer’ for him would be that in name only,” pointing out the complexities of the deal. Additionally, reports indicate that Mo Salah, Liverpool’s highest-paid player, is nearing negotiations for a new contract at Anfield.

While January is likely to see continued speculation around Mbappe’s future, Romano’s update suggests that any significant developments, including a potential exit from Paris, may not occur in the immediate future. The contract situation makes Mbappe’s future a subject of great interest, but the financial considerations and Liverpool’s wage structure pose challenges for a high-profile move.

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