Paris Saint Germain still have to wait another year to win the Champions League after the French Club was eliminated from the Champions League by six-time Champions Bayern Munich.
The defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League has ignited talks concerning the future of France and Paris Saint Germain talisman Kylian Mbappe. The French international was close to joining Real Madrid on a free transfer during the summer after a last-minute intervention by the French President and the Emir of Qatar.
Mbappe played the full 90 minutes of the second leg against Bayern Munich and seemed unhappy following Paris Saint Germain’s elimination from the Champions League. The 24-year-old, however, after the defeat to Bayern Munich, revealed that he still focuses on the PSG project and wants to win the French Ligue 1 this season.
However, Manchester United Legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed he will be happy to see Kylain Mbappe in the Premier League, especially in a Manchester United shirt next season.
What did Rio Ferdinand say?
The Manchester United Icon said on BT Sport: “He’s the most devastating player to watch on the planet right now. I love watching him.
“I think to go to the next level, and he needs to go to a more competitive league. I think as much as he’s been great for PSG, and they’ve been great for him, he’s won the World Cup, and now he’ll want to win the Champions League, and I don’t see that happening there.
“[He should move to] Man United! The Premier League is the best, most entertaining league in the world, the most competitive league in the world 100%.
“I’d love to see him come here – but nowhere else but Man United if he comes to England!
Asked, given the opportunity to sign for Manchester United, who will he sign between Kylain Mbappe or Harry Kane, he said: “Oh 100% Mbappe. I think even Kane would say Mbappe as well.
“He’s young, he’s beginning to get towards his peak years. He’s not even there yet and he’s already scored more than 200 goals for PSG, won a World Cup and been top scorer at a World Cup.”
Peter Crouch also seems to agree with Rio Ferdinand, adding: “He is in a league that’s below the standard that he’s set.
“He’s been unbelievable for France, and he’s done fantastically well, PSG’s record goalscorer already, so I think the time has come to try it in a top league: either Spain or England.
“Let’s be honest. he can pick any club he wants. I think the rumblings and the rumours around Real Madrid don’t seem to be going away. He’s been attached to them for a long time but of course Liverpool are the other option for him!”
The race to sign Kylian Mbappe in the summer will likely heat up as Premier League Clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United, and Newcastle United will compete with Real Madrid.