Mega-rich Newcastle United have been named as one of the few clubs that can afford wantaway Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe.
The Frenchman has told PSG he will not extend his contract at Parc des Princes beyond next season, leading to the French club putting him on the transfer market.
Real Madrid, who have been interested in signing him for some time now, are not in the race for his signature this summer, given they have already spent heavily in signing Jude Bellingham.
That leaves the forward available for other European clubs to try to snatch. However, according to European football agent Bruno Satin, only a few clubs can afford him, with the agent naming Newcastle as one of only three clubs capable of signing the wantaway striker.
“It’s difficult to give a price for Mbappé,” he told L’Equipe.
“A normal club, that is to say not a club-state, will not, in my opinion, pay £170m today.
“In my opinion, only Manchester City, Newcastle, and Real Madrid can pay today. For me, the real price is between £85m and £130m, after which there can be bonuses to go up to £170m or almost.
“If there are few suitors, it is not likely to increase its price.”
Kylian Mbappé has been directly involved in 397 goals for club & country in his senior career, averaging a goal or assist once every 74.2 minutes. 🤯
◎ 390 games
◉ 279 goals
◉ 118 assists
Which club will he be playing for in 2023/24? pic.twitter.com/oqinGW2deb
— Squawka (@Squawka) July 7, 2023
Meanwhile, Satin also stated that the Premier League may not be such a natural home for Mbappe, believing instead that Madrid is best placed to secure his services.
“There is certainly the length of the contract that comes into play,” he added.
“But in the case of a boy like Kylian, it’s not just that. But today, which clubs are likely to welcome him? Not the English, in my opinion.
“If they can pay the transfer, they do not give salaries like the one he has in Paris. In general, the highest is around £22m to £27m gross, but the English can compensate with marketing solutions.
“Today, I only see Real. So, if there are few suitors, it is not likely to drive up its price.”