PSG quoted Liverpool a price for Kylian Mbappe in 2022; Reds said no

Liverpool enquired about Kylian Mbappe in 2022, according to reports. Paris Saint-Germain even gave them a price - but the Reds said no.

Foot Mercato claims Liverpool did enquire about Kylian Mbappe back in 2022, before the French superstar renewed his contract in the French capital.

There have long been links between the Reds and Mbappe, with the striker previously admitting that he'd held talks.

Liverpool have had interest for years, from before his move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. They've been the name linked with a move, alongside Real Madrid, ever since it became clear that Mbappe would eventually leave PSG.

And it seems there was an opportunity to snap him up back in 2022 when Mbappe informed the Parisians that he wished to leave. An enquiry was made. However, it reported that PSG quoted a Liverpool a crazy €400m (£342m) price.

The Reds, understandably, rejected the chance to sign him. That would have essentially doubled the world record transfer, after all.

PSG knew they had Mbappe for two more seasons after that, and have always held onto hope that he'd sign a new deal. But when the Frenchman rejected his option to extend the deal until 2025, it was clear he had plans to leave.

That will now happen this summer. Mbappe will reportedly join Real Madrid on a free transfer, with reports suggesting his signing-on fee is £128m, with wages equivalent to double Mo Salah's.

It may be cheaper than £342m, but Mbappe's move is still incredibly expensive for a 'free' transfer.

In truth, Liverpool's only way of signing Mbappe was to pay PSG a monstrous fee at some point in the last two years. If they'd done that, there was a chance the striker would move - after all, it's highly unlikely they'd have enquired without first getting assurances from the player's side.

Now, though, Mbappe will play his prime years for Real Madrid, as most expected. Liverpool will move on from a transfer they never really had plans to complete - a dream signing that was never all that realistic.

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