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Man Utd & Tottenham Set For Transfer Battle As They Line-Up Bids For £51m Hitman
The January transfer window is now closed but we can still look at deals that failed to get across the line and those being lined-up for the summer. Today, the chase for Kylian Mbappe hots up…
Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs lining-up moves for Kylian Mbappe but will face stiff competition to land the £51m-rated Monaco hitman, according to a report in Calciomercato.
Mbappe came through the youth ranks at Monaco but has emerged as one of the hottest properties in European football since bursting on to the first team scene this season.
The 18-year-old has attracted interest from a whole host of top clubs having taken his season tally to 12 goals in 26 appearances with a wonderful strike during Monaco’s Champions League thriller against Manchester City last week.
Italian outlet Calciomercato are citing a report from Mercato365 that claims Manchester United and Tottenham are both plotting summer moves for the highly-rated French Under-19 international.
However, the English giants will face stiff competition as the report suggests that Arsenal and Man City are also keeping a close eye on the teenager while Inter Milan and Barcelona are also understood to be among the clubs showing a keen interest.
With so many big-name clubs vying for his signature, it’s no wonder that Calciomercato suggest Monaco will demand upward of £51m (€60m) for Mbappe’s services at the end of the season.
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming months but it’s promising to be one of the most intriguing transfer battles of the summer with many of the Premier League big boys right in the mix.
Spurs desperately need another striker to help ease the goal-scoring burden on Harry Kane but Mauricio Pochettino will have his work cut out trying to convince Mbappe to make the move to White Hart Lane while I also doubt Tottenham will be able to compete with the financial firepower available at other clubs.
United obviously have the financial muscle to compete with any club in the world and Jose Mourinho needs to bring in a long-term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovi,c and Mbappe would be an exciting addition if the Red Devils won the race for his signature.