Rio Ferdinand, a former Manchester United player, has urged Kylian Mbappe to leave Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) following their latest Champions League exit. PSG lost 3-0 on aggregate to Bayern Munich, which means their wait for the UCL trophy continues. The defeat has reignited rumors surrounding the future of their talisman Mbappe, who came very close to joining Real Madrid on a free last summer, only to U-turn at the last minute and sign a new three-year deal. However, with PSG no closer to winning the elusive Champions League, even after the arrival of Lionel Messi, many believe the time has come for him to go.
United legend Ferdinand certainly thinks so and offered the 24-year-old some transfer advice, telling BT Sport: “He’s the most devastating player to watch on the planet right now. I love watching him. I think to go to the next level, he needs to go to a more competitive league. I think as much as he’s been great for PSG and they’ve been great for him, he’s won the World Cup and now he’ll want to win the Champions League, and I don’t see that happening there.”
Mbappe is PSG’s all-time top scorer with 201 goals. Ferdinand added: “[He should move to] Man United! The Premier League is the best, most entertaining league in the world, the most competitive league in the world 100%. I’d love to see him come here – but nowhere else but Man United if he comes to England!”
Asked whether he’d sign Mbappe or Harry Kane in the summer, Ferdinand added: “Oh 100% Mbappe. I think even Kane would say Mbappe as well. He’s young, he’s beginning to get towards his peak years. He’s not even there yet and he’s already scored more than 200 goals for PSG, won a World Cup and been top scorer at a World Cup.”
Fellow pundit Peter Crouch agreed, with the former Liverpool and Tottenham striker adding: “He is in a league that’s below the standard that he’s set. He’s been unbelievable for France, he’s done fantastically well, PSG’s record goalscorer already, so I think the time has come to try it in a top league: either Spain or England. Let’s be honest. he can pick any club he wants. I think the rumblings and the rumors around Real Madrid don’t seem to be going away. He’s been attached to them for a long time but of course Liverpool are the other option for him!”
In conclusion, Rio Ferdinand has urged Kylian Mbappe to leave PSG and move to Manchester United next. With PSG no closer to winning the elusive Champions League, even after the arrival of Lionel Messi, many believe the time has come for him to go. The Premier League is considered the best and most competitive league in the world, and moving to Manchester United could be the next step for Mbappe in his career.