Robert Pires very much hopes that Kylian Mbappé will exchange Paris Saint-Germain for Liverpool this summer. According to the former Arsenal midfielder, who became European and world champions with France, the attacker can form an excellent duo with Mohamed Salah at Anfield.

“I'm sorry, Kylian, but you were not the first player to say 'no' to Real Madrid,” Pires told reporters on Wednesday. Le Media Carre to an earlier failed attempt by the Spanish superpower to bring in Mbappé.

“I don't know what decision he will make in the end, but I rejected Real because I had two other options,” Pires looks back on his own career as a footballer. “I am sure that if I had not had the opportunity to go to Arsenal or Juventus, I would have gone to Real Madrid. There is no doubt about that.”


Pires played in the Premier League for years and hopes Mbappé follows the same route. “I would love to see him at Liverpool. It's a great family club. There's a good structure there, no pressure and the fans are down to earth… And I think a partnership between Salah and Mbappe could be really explosive. I really think that he is able to reject Real Madrid.”

Everything indicates that Mbappé will leave PSG this summer with a transfer-free status, although his next club has not yet been definitively announced. In addition, trainer Luis Enrique hopes that the star player will decide to extend his expiring contract at the Parc des Princes.


There was a riot between striker and trainer last Sunday. Mbappé called Luis Enrique out for 'fils de pute' on Sunday evening, he wrote Foot Mercato. Fils de pute literally means 'son of a bitch', but in France the term is also used to call someone a bastard.

The French superstar insulted the Spanish coach of Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday when he was taken off after 65 minutes in the match against Olympique Marseille (0-2 win).

Mbappé was visibly irritated and did not take a seat on the Parisians' reserve bench after his substitution. The superstar put on his jacket and immediately entered the dressing room.

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