Kylian Mbappe: Man United Reportedly Planning Audacious Swoop for PSG Star to Replace Ronaldo

Kylian Mbappe: Man United Reportedly Planning Audacious Swoop for PSG Star to Replace Ronaldo

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:17 PM
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  • Manchester United are reportedly preparing to make a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe
  • United are looking to sign the Frenchman to replace wantaway striker Cristiano Ronaldo in January
  • Ronaldo made some serious accusations in an interview on Sunday, and the club is reportedly considering ending his contract

Although the Ronaldo saga is yet to be resolved, Manchester United are already making preparations for his replacement.

Reports indicate that the club are looking to go all in on unsettled PSG star Kylian Mbappe to replace their wantaway striker, who made astonishing revelations in an interview.

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Kylian Mbappe declined a move to Real Madrid in 2021, but Man United believe he can replace Cristiano Ronaldo. Photos by Catherine Steenkeste and Naomi Baker.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has almost undoubtedly played his last game for the Red Devils after his latest comments in the explosive interview, where he said he has no respect for manager Erik ten Hag.

In that regard, the club have accelerated their plans to buy a centre forward, a priority position outlined by ten Hag. Ivan Toney has been heavily linked to fill the position.

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Mbappe linked with Man United

According to an exclusive from the Mirror, the club are looking to move in on the PSG superstar and World Cup winner.

The club are willing to splash £150 million to land the forward, who would significantly elevate ten Hag's side to potential Premier League and Champions League contenders.

The 20-time English champions are also ready to pay the young Frenchman £500,000 a week, just like Ronaldo.

The 23-year-old was set to join Real Madrid last year, but abandoned that move to sign a brand new lucrative extension with the French giants last May until 2025, according to Goal.

While it will be hard to lure Mbappe to Old Trafford mid-season, United feel a compelling offer may be enough to secure the deal of the most exciting football talent in the world.

Ronaldo hints at PSG move

Sports Brief also reported on Ronaldo hinting at a PSG move in January, after failing to find a suitable move in the summer.

Reports in France indicate that Ronaldo told a friend 'the door is open for him' to move to France, as he nears the end of his glittering career.

That would mean Ronaldo finally playing with Lionel Messi and Neymar, for the Ligue 1 titans.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.