Why Premier League seems to be the natural destination for Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe, the hugely talented French winger, is one of the most influential footballers in the world at the moment. There’s a chance he may leave leave Paris Saint Germain before the start of the next season and a number of elite clubs are in the race to sign him.

Mbappe is only 24 and has a long career in front of him. However, he has already gained prominence in world football and remains one of the most sought-after players.

Hence, PSG are trying desperately to retain him by luring him with extra money. It remains to be seen as to which club finally manage to sign him, but football-lovers in general will be watching with keen interest.

A number of big clubs are willing to sign Mbappe

Mbappe has been linked with Real Madrid ever since he burst into the international scene with his World Cup-winning campaign with France in 2018. The fact that the most successful club has not been able to sign him yet, actually defies belief.

However, merely a move to Real Madrid does not guarantee success, as somebody like Eden Hazard will testify. Still, it should not be a big problem for Mbappe, who has performed well in two successive World Cups and played a crucial part in PSG’s rise to prominence in European football.

However, Champions League success has eluded him thus far, with PSG coming as close to finishing as the runners-up in 2020. Perhaps, this could be something that has prompted him to decide to shift his allegiance.

Failing to win European club football’s biggest prize despite playing in a star-studded team must have hurt to a degree. He has scored 212 goals in 260 matches for PSG, which is a wonderful return by any standard.

Mbappe should be a good fit to Premier League

As close as Real Madrid might be to signing him, Mbappe’s speed, shooting and goal-scoring abilities should be rewarded the most in the high-paced English Premier League. He should get enough space to hurt his opposition through the inside-right channel in the Premier League only.

Moreover, his ability to be dangerous in the final third and ability to find the net from the edge of the penalty box should be something to cherish for any English club. La Liga is not quite as fast-paced as Premier League and hence, Mbappe’s style should be better suited for the latter.

Manchester United are heard to be in the contention to sign the French forward, but nothing substantial in this regard has been known yet. Manchester City already have the exciting Erling Haaland and should Mbappe decide to join United, one will get the chance of witnessing two hugely talented youngsters pitted against each other. Incidentally, Haaland has already adjusted himself to Premier League like a duck takes to water.

However, Manchester United have not been seriously in contention for winning the Champions League for quite a while now, and that might affect Mbappe’s decision. Moreover, Pep Guardiola has virtually monopolized the Premier League by winning four league title in last five years.

Still, the Premier League is still arguably the most exciting domestic one in the world and Mbappe should find it easy to get used to it. Only time will tell if that is enough to influence his decision.

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