Kylian Mbappe: 6 Premier League stars PSG could move for to replace French forward

Kylian Mbappe: 6 Premier League stars PSG could move for to replace French forward

Fred Kennedy
May 14, 2024 at 7:38 AM
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  • Kylian Mbappe announced last Friday he will be departing PSG this summer
  • The French forward has been linked with a move to La Liga side Real Madrid
  • It remains to be seen who PSG will move for to replace the ex-Monaco star

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Paris Saint-Germain will enter the market in the summer transfer window in a bid to replace one of their biggest stars.

The French giants have in the past lost some world-class players, including Neymar and Lionel Messi, who moved to the Major League Soccer.

However, it is the imminent departure of Kylian Mbappe that has shaken the core of the establishment of the club.

Kylian Mbappe has been linked with a move to Real Madrid ahead of his PSG exit. Photo by Franco Arland.
Kylian Mbappe has been linked with a move to Real Madrid ahead of his PSG exit. Photo by Franco Arland.
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While his exit was highly anticipated, PSG had somehow hoped Mbappe would make a U-turn on his future at Parc des Princes.

But on Friday, May 10, the former Monaco superstar confirmed that he had made a decision to quit PSG at the end of the season when his contract expires.

The forward dropped the bombshell in an emotional video shared on his social media platforms, insisting that PSG will always be a part of him.

PSG would definitely be keen to get a player to fill the void left by the France international.

While it would be a daunting task to find someone who ticks all the boxes, the Luis Enrique-tutored side are likely to look in the direction of the Premier League for a replacement.

Sports Brief takes a look at six Premier League stars PSG could target to replace their starman.

6. Marcus Rashford

The Manchester United star has endured his fair share of struggles this season.

His current form is a far cry from his performances last season when he scored an impressive 30 goals.

However, the Englishman ticks nearly all boxes, especially on his day.

5. Luis Diaz

According to GiveMeSport, PSG have already been linked with a move for the Liverpool star.

With Jurgen Klopp set to depart Liverpool, Diaz could be among the players who could follow the German through the exit door.

4. Alexander Isak

The Newcastle United star has been incredible for the Magpies this season.

Isak has been firing from all cylinders, having already notched 20 Premier League goals in 28 games.

His incisiveness in front of the goal has already seen him court interest from several clubs, including Arsenal, who are keen to sign a prolific forward.

3. Heung-Min Son

The Tottenham Hotspur skipper may not be regarded as a proper replacement for Mbappe, considering his advancing age.

However, the South Korean has time and again proven to have what it takes to play at the top level.

2. Darwin Nunez

Nunez, just like Luis Diaz, is among the top Liverpool stars who have been linked with a possible exit.

The Uruguay international is believed to be a top target for Barcelona in the summer.

However, PSG can still snap him up to reinforce their attack.

1. Gabriel Martinelli

Finally on this list is Gabriel Martinelli.

While it is unlikely Arsenal would want to sell one of their best players at this point, anything in football is possible.

With Mikel Arteta overlooking the Brazilian in the Gunners' title run-in, Martinelli could actually be tempted with a move to Parc des Princes, where he would be guaranteed to play a more prominent role.

PSG want Michael Olise

In related news, Sports Brief reported on PSG plotting a move for Michael Olise to replace Mbappe.

The Crystal Palace star has courted interest from other clubs, including Manchester United, who are keen to reinforce their squad at the end of the season.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.