Pochettino announces £500,000-a-week Manchester United target ‘is asking about the Premier League’
Manchester United target Kylian Mbappe often asks Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino about life in the Premier League, the manager has revealed.
The exciting Frenchman, who is regarded as one of the finest players in world football, is the subject of transfer speculation right now as PSG know that they need to tie him down to a new contract, especially as his current deal runs out at the end of 2022.
Manchester United and Real Madrid are two clubs that have been monitoring the situation at PSG, and are ready to pounce if he does not agree to sign a new contract and stay at the French Giants.
Mbappe, 22, has apparently crafted a strong relationship with Pochettino. They speak to one another in three languages – English, Spanish and French – and are friendly with one another off the pitch.
And amid all the transfer speculation surrounding his star man, Pochettino has admitted that Mbappe has been asking about life in the Premier League: “Kylian loves football, he loves to talk about football,” Pochettino said to The Guardian. “He asks about England – how is the game, the mentality and the culture there?
“He’s only 22 but very mature, confident in his talent and open. He can speak French, of course, but also perfect English and Spanish. I speak in English and Spanish with him – more English than Spanish.
“I said to him the other day: ‘I need to practise my French with you, to improve,’ and he said: ‘Sure, but it’s better for me to talk in English.’ He loves to practise different languages.”
Mbappe is a superstar that will become one of the very best players in world football and we would love to see him in the Premier League in the coming seasons.