Man United urged to spend £100m on signing Kylian Mbappe
Lee Sharpe believes Manchester United won't hesitate to spend £100m on Kylian Mbappe in the summer transfer window
Manchester United won’t hesitate to spend £100m on Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe in the summer transfer window, according to Lee Sharpe.
The Red Devils broke the world transfer record last summer when Manchester United completed a £89m deal for Paul Pogba from Serie A champions Juventus.
Manchester United have struggled to produce consistent form throughout the 2016-17 Premier League season despite Jose Mourinho’s appointment as manager.
Mbappe, on the other hand, have sparkled throughout the campaign for Monaco after a return of 23 goals in 38 games in all competitions in his breakthrough season.
The France international has been linked with a move to Chelsea, Manchester United and La Liga giants Real Madrid at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.
Former Manchester United midfielder Sharpe is convinced that the Red Devils won’t balk at Mbappe’s £100m price tag.
“The money in football now is so incredible that clubs don’t baulk at any figure,” said Sharpe, speaking exclusively to 888sport.
“And if Mbappe is going to score goals and help sell hundreds of thousands of shirts around the world they’re probably not going to lose out on the deal anyway. The way marketing is now clubs get their money back reasonably quickly.”
“So I don’t think United should baulk at the fee. With Jose Mourinho now they make a statement and being one of the biggest clubs in the world they have to pay transfer fees in accordance with that. So to buy the best in the world to be the best in the world you’re going to have to pay that fee. I don’t think they’d even flinch to be honest.”
Manchester United are in fifth place in the Premier League table ahead of their derby clash against Manchester City.
The Red Devils signed four players in the summer transfer window.
Read the full 888sport interview with Lee Sharpe, including his thoughts on how Jesse Lingard has been harshly treated by fans.