13 Oct 2016

Klopp Boost: Agent confirms 'unhappy' £34m Liverpool target 'will' consider 'January' transfer if things 'don't change'

Liverpool are currently linked with a move for Monaco attacker Kylian Mbappe, and according to his Agent, a January transfer is very much on the cards.

In February, the Reds sent scouts to watch Mbappe in action, and over the weekend, Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claimed:

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

Mbappe is reportedly unhappy with his playing time this season (only 62 minutes of pitch time in two months), and his father (and Agent) insists that the 17-year old will leave unless things change:

"I do not understand Monaco's management of my son. Kylian is unhappy, and if things do not change between now and January we will have to reflect on things and make a decision".

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 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.

Like an increasing number of teenagers these days, Mbappe appears to have a raging (and undeserved) sense of entitlement. Yes, 62 minutes is a piffling level of game time, but he's only 17, and if he works hard, the chance will surely come.

Worth pursuing in January (or next summer)?


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