Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery has told the press that he wishes to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer, and that could actually work out to Arsenal’s advantage.
The Paris-based manager has told the press directly that Mbappe should come to play for him, saying: ‘With all respect to Monaco, he should come to Paris, he has family here. His parents live here, he went to an academy here.’
Arsenal are supposedly chasing the French wonderkid, who will no doubt be amongst the best in the world for years to come, but will now have a huge battle on their hands if they were to pursue Mbappe.
PSG would likely give up on a deal to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should they favour Mbappe, and the striker looks to be eyeing a possible exit from Borussia Dortmund. PEA would be a huge snipe could we land him, and his goalscoring prowess should be worthy of challenging the big hitters for the Premier League Golden Boot award next term.
Another star striker who PSG’s move for Mbappe could free up is Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan goalscorer topped the charts in France this season, and will not be keen on playing second-fiddle to a new striker only one year after breaking out from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s chains.
The Swede had Cavani having to settle for a wide role in the PSG frontline, and after his departure last summer, the 30 year-old picked up his prolific form to smash in 35 league goals this term.
PSG are also believed to be keen on Alexis Sanchez, but the arrival of Kylian would also reduce their need for attacking reinforcements…
Could Mbappe’s move to PSG actually help Arsenal land one of the above? Would it also boost our chances of keeping Alexis?