The 2 Players Arsenal Should Sacrifice for Outgoing PSG Superstar Mbappe, EPL Hero Suggests

The 2 Players Arsenal Should Sacrifice for Outgoing PSG Superstar Mbappe, EPL Hero Suggests

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
February 17, 2024 at 12:40 PM
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  • Kylian Mbappe has put top clubs in Europe on red alert
  • The Frenchman will leave PSG at the end of the season
  • One of his suitors, Arsenal, has been told to sell 2 of their stars

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland forward Darren Bent has proposed two names that Arsenal could potentially sacrifice to facilitate the acquisition of Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe has ignited interest among top European clubs this week with his decision to depart Paris Saint-Germain at the conclusion of the 2023–2024 season, with the 25-year-old anticipated to join Real Madrid.

Kylian Mbappe, Arsenal, Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Jesus
Two of Arsenal's key players have been suggested as names that should be sacrificed in pursuit of Kylian Mbappe. Photos by David Price and Tim Clayton/Corbis.
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While he sorts out his departure terms with PSG, his availability has sparked interest not only from Madrid but also several Premier League clubs.

While Los Blancos appears to be the frontrunner for Mbappe's signature, the French captain is also courting interest from Liverpool and Arsenal.

Reacting to the swirling rumours, Mikel Arteta asserted that "everyone wants to play for Arsenal," emphasising the club's desire to be part of the conversation for Mbappe's signing, as reported by Sky Sports.

However, one significant hurdle in securing the 2018 World Cup winner's services is his considerable wage demands, which would necessitate the North London club to offload key players.

The 2 players Arsenal should sacrifice for Mbappe

Offering his perspective on how Arsenal could secure Mbappe, Bent, who boasts over 100 Premier League goals in 279 appearances, suggests that the Gunners should contemplate sacrificing two of their prominent stars to generate the required funds.

“I am not giving up on Saka and Odegaard. I’d give up Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard, or Gabriel Jesus and Saka,” Bent said on talkSPORT as cited by Daily Post.
“That pains me because Saka, an academy graduate, but you are talking about arguably the best player on the planet, and he is not old, he is young.
“You’d have a centre-forward [Mbappe] who was going to smash goals in, and he can play on that right-hand side as well.”

Klopp explains why clubs can't sign Mbappe

During yesterday's press conference, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp fielded questions regarding one of the hottest topics in European football: the potential signing of Kylian Mbappe, as reported by Sports Brief.

While Klopp won't be involved in Liverpool's decisions beyond this season, as he is poised to step down from his role in June after nine years at the helm, he provided insights into why securing Mbappe's transfer would be challenging for most clubs.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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