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‘Mbappe will take over from Messi, Ronaldo as best player in the world’

PSG star Mbappe

Ex-Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, believes Mbappe is now ‘out on his own’ and is set to take over from Ronaldo and Messi as the best player in the world.

‘I just feel that he’s the guy now that’s going to take the throne, take the crown, he’s standing alone at the moment,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport.

PSG will reportedly set a whopping asking price of £174million this summer for star striker Kylian Mbappe if the Frenchman decides not to extend his contract.

Mbappe who was a super delight with a  hat-trick against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night, has a contract at the Ligue 1 champions until the summer of 2022.

But French outlet Le Parisien report that the 22-year-old is leaning towards a new challenge but, should he want out, PSG will want a fee of at least €200m (£174m) – with Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City and Juventus the only four clubs who can reportedly afford Mbappe.

The report details that the buying club would also have to consider Mbappe’s wage demands, which would exceed €30m (£26m) a year.

Real Madrid have long been linked with a move for the French World Cup winner, with compatriot Zinedine Zidane in charge at the LaLiga champions.

The Premier League is another mooted destination for the most in-demand player in the game, with champions Liverpool and leaders Man City the frontrunners should Mbappe favour a move to England.

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The report adds that Juve will only consider a move for Mbappe this year if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Turin.






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