Tottenham register ambitious interest in world-class forward Mbappe; in ‘close contact’ with PSG

Ciaran McCarthy
Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring a goal

Tottenham are reportedly one of a number of Premier League sides that are interested in Kylian Mbappe, and they have been in ‘close contact’ with Paris Saint-Germain of late due to their interest in Harry Kane.

Interest in Mbappe is rife in every transfer window, and this one is no different. The Frenchman made it clear a few months back that when his contract runs out next summer he will be leaving.

At that point, PSG’s stance was that they’d have him remain and impact games for them for the rest of his scheduled time at the club. Recently, though, they changed their tune, deciding he is now up for sale.

Naturally, Real Madrid are right at the door of the French side. It’s seemed for years that he’d end up in the Spanish capital, and the La Liga club apparently had an ‘agreement’ in place with the striker where he would join when his contract was up.

It’s currently unclear whether they’ll decide to sign him now, or wait until that time. There might be a chance he’s already moved on by then, with a number of big names in the mix for his signature.

Spanish outlet Marca reports Al Hilal and Manchester United are among the clubs that are keen on him. Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Mbappe.

Marca suggests Tottenham are also interested in signing the world-class forward. The report mentions the ‘close contact’ that the they have been in with PSG for ‘some time’ due to the French side’s interest in Kane.

However, it’s understood the Englishman ‘would turn down an approach’ from PSG if it came. It feels as if Mbappe would make a similar decision regarding Spurs.

Their interest feels akin to being interested in winning the lottery. Yes, it might happen, and the rewards would be fantastic, but the chances of it happening are infinitesimal – while it would be nice, they have to know that.

If they were to make a bid, there’s a chance their lottery numbers could be drawn. It feels much more likely that Real’s chances of winning are as if they had bought millions of tickets, and thus the odds are much more heavily weighted in their favour.

There’s a reason they sign so many top talents, as their pull is massive, whereas the desire to join Tottenham, for a player like Mbappe, seems very low, not least after an eighth-placed finish in last season’s Premier League.

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