Europe is preparing for a rush of stars that could affect several of the big clubs and whose trigger has an unquestionable name: Kylian Mbappé. If finally the French star ends up leaving PSG in the summer to come to Madrid -as it seems in view of his refusals to renew-, his signing will be accompanied by many others with which to counteract one of the most mediatic and decisive operations in recent years.
To begin with, PSG will be obliged to move urgently. Despite having Messi and Neymar, one of the great present and future emblems of the club will leave him. He is the top scorer, the young man on whom to build everything, the leader who should pick up the witness of the stars in the coming years. Perhaps that is why the player who would most fit this profile is Erling Haaland. Already in the last days of summer it sounded like an option, although there is a factor that clearly plays against this operation: the Premier.
And it is that the relationship of English football with the Norwegian striker is very broad. His father played there, in Norway there is no discussion about which championship is the best and the Dortmund striker himself has slipped on occasion that it is a perfect football for his conditions. In addition, clubs such as City, United, Liverpool and Chelsea are alert about the release clause that would allow him to leave Dortmund next summer for a more affordable price than in other markets.
Liverpool would have Salah’s piece to force the operation. The Egyptian remains unrenewed and is very much to the liking of the Qatari owners of PSG, as he is the best Arab player without discussion. If Mbappé leaves and Haaland prefers the Premier, the arrival of Salah would solve the problem in Paris. At the same time, Liverpool would have a free hand to go for the Norwegian with all the laws, at the expense of the strategies of the rest of the English. Both Chelsea and United have money and possibilities, but they have just signed Lukaku and Cristiano. That may put them on the back burner for now.
City have also probed Haaland, but Guardiola’s bad relationship with Raiola complicates matters. What’s more, Vlahovic’s option sounded louder than the Norwegian’s. The Serbian striker from Fiorentina is another of those who will move in the summer, once it has been confirmed that he will not continue in the viola team. City appears as the best placed, along with Atlético, and in recent days the name of Luka Jovic has also emerged as a possible replacement. With the madridista, a circle of signings would close that promises to be very spicy, especially due to the earthquake that Mbappé is going to cause and his more than presumable march.