Kylian Mbappe: Pep Guardiola Reacts to Question About Man City Making a Move

Kylian Mbappe: Pep Guardiola Reacts to Question About Man City Making a Move

Rene Otinga
updated at June 19, 2023 at 3:57 PM
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  • Kylian Mbappe faces an uncertain future at Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the summer window
  • The Frenchman is a long-time target of Real Madrid and refused the extension of his contract
  • Pep Guardiola weighed in on Mbappe’s future and revealed if Manchester City were interested

Pep Guardiola has commented on the possibility of Manchester City signing French forward, Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe’s future is currently up in the air after the 24-year-old sent a letter to his club, Paris Saint Germain, last week to update them on his current stance.

The pacey forward, whose deal runs out in 2024, stated he did not wish to commit to PSG and would rather bide his time before deciding on his next destination.

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Pep Guardiola interacts with Kylian Mbappe during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City at Parc des Princes on September 28, 2021 in Paris, France.Photo by Matthias Hangst.
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This has left the French giants in a conundrum on whether to cash in on Mbappe or to allow him to play for the club next season and risk losing him for free.

The uncertainty around the star's future has put several clubs on high alert, including Real Madrid, who tried to sign the Frenchman unsuccessfully previously.

Another club with the financial muscle to sign a player like Mbappe is Manchester City, who recently established themselves as arguably the best club in the world at the moment thanks to a treble triumph last season.

Pep Guardiola was recently asked about the Citizens' stance on the PSG superstar and if the club would potentially make a move, and his answer was quite interesting.

“We will not sign Kylian Mbappé, he’s not joining Man City,” Guardiola told @elchiringuitotv in an interview. “All of you know where he wants to go…”

Mbappe’s stance on next club

As far as Mbappe’s reported stance is concerned, he has stated he would rather stick it out at Paris Saint-Germain and honour his current contract to the end.

Meanwhile, The Sun reports Real Madrid are already exploring other options after the departure of Karim Benzema, and are now likely to move for Newcastle flop, Joselu.

Further reports claim the loan transfer is already done and the announcement of the Spaniard as a member of Los Blancos is said to be subject to an official announcement.

Messi celebrates World Cup anniversary

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported on how Lionel Messi marked a World Cup anniversary with an inspiring message, six months after Argentina won the trophy.

After edging out France in a penalty shootout, La Albiceleste won the title for the third time in the nation's history - and the first one of Messi's glittering career.

The Argentine veteran bagged seven goals and provided three assists in eight games and received the prestigious Golden Ball for his performances in Qatar.

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