Thierry Henry has hinted that Kylian Mbappé will still join Real Madrid despite being told by Micah Richards that he should join Liverpool or Manchester City this summer, as he told CBS Sports (09/03/22 at 10:10 p.m.) .
Paris Saint-Germain were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid on Wednesday night and talk quickly turned to Mbappé’s future.
Liverpool and Real Madrid have been admirers of the speed king for some time, but given he grew up supporting the Spanish giants, there are suggestions he could sign on the dotted line at the Bernabeu this summer on a free, even if PSG try to stop this, as reported by the Independent.
While moving on to 13-time European Cup winners always seems like the best bet, you can never rule out the lure of English football, its money and historic clubs, like Liverpool.
Anyway, when Richards first suggested Mbappé go to England, Henry went on to explain why his eyes may never be drawn to Liverpool or Manchester City.
“I don’t think he should go to Real Madrid,” Richards said. “As Thierry said, ‘his decision may already be made’.
“But I would go to Manchester City or Liverpool. They are the two best teams consistently, I would say in Europe. Yes, people will say ‘Man City have never won the Champions League’. But, the way which they play, the points go in. I would either go to Liverpool or Man City.
Henry replied: “Nowadays you still have players who still want to play for a team that supported or loved. I can understand that. I don’t know anything.
“But, sometimes the players are like ‘I used to support the team’. I don’t care who is playing well in Europe, that’s where I want to go because that’s how I feel. I think that might be the case with him.
At 23, it’s probably the right time for Mbappé to leave Paris and write his name in the mythical books of another club.
Liverpool and Real Madrid would be the two obvious due to their prestige, history and position in world football.
Some would point to Madrid’s lack of power, at the moment, but if the La Liga giants want to get back to the top, then players like Mbappé are the ones who can help them get back to where they belong.
If not Spain, then the already wealthy and powerful Premier League would only be taken to the next level with the possible arrival of the World Cup winner.
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