10 Oct 2016

Klopp to Sign? Liverpool want 'explosive' £34m attacker who broke Thierry Henry's record. Talks held in Jan

Liverpool are once again being linked with a move for Monaco attacker Kylian Mbappe.

In February, the Reds sent scouts to watch Mbappe in action, and according to a weekend reports in Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo:

"Mbappe's progress has drawn interest from Barca, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Bayern, BVB, Chelsea, Liverpool, Juve, PSG, Man City and Man Utd, all of whom have told Monaco they want the player".

Some info about Mbappe:

* 17-year old left-winger, who can also play on the right, or as a striker. Graduate of France's Clarefontaine academy.
Current contract expires: 2019

* Coach Jean-Claude Lafargue's assessment: "He's [Mbappe] is a wide forward, who can cause panic. He is an explosive player who can pick passes that others won't necessarily see."

* Jan 2016: Reports in France claimed that Liverpool were in 'active negotiations' with Monaco.

* Feb 2016: Broke Thierry Henry’s 21-year record to become Monaco's youngest-ever scorer.

* Feb 2016: When asked about Mbappe, Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim told UEFA.com: "Kylian has great potential but he still has a lot of work to do before reaching the top."

* Feb 2016: When asked about his strengths, Mbappe told UEFA.com: "I can still develop my game. My main quality is my speed. I still have problems with defending and I need to be more consistent".

* Aug 2016: Monaco reportedly rejected a £34m bid from Man City.



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