French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe would prefer signing for Arsenal if he were to come to the Premier League.
Mbappe’s future has once again dominated the summer transfer window after he told Paris Saint-Germain of his desire to leave the club next season when his contract expires.
The French club are furious with him and has insisted that he should extend his contract beyond next summer or he will be sold this summer, as they do not want to lose him for anything next year.
As usual, several clubs have been linked to a summer move, with long-term admirers Real Madrid still in the running for his signature. However, Los Blancos are unwilling to match PSG’s demands this summer and would rather wait till they can get him for free next year.
Therefore, it’s unlikely Mbappe will move to Santiago Bernabeu this summer and even more unlikely he will head to the Premier League.
However, should a move materialise to the Premier League, Arsenal 2ill be his preferred destination.
This is according to The Independent, which claims that the 24-year-old is a big admirer of Mikel Arteta and his team. Mbappe is a fan of how the Spaniard is developing his team and is fascinated by the idea of helping the club deliver a domestic title.
Arteta led Arsenal to a second-place finish in the Premier League last season, pushing Manchester City to the last weekend in their bid to win the Gunners their first league title since 2004.
However, per the report, there has yet to be contact between the two clubs, and the 24-year-old is far beyond Arsenal’s transfer budget.
Meanwhile, Mbappe had before now spoken of his admiration for Jürgen Klopp and his Liverpool team. But like Arsenal, the Reds are uninterested in the deal this summer, as it was beyond their budget.