‘There’s a toxic atmosphere’ – Steve Nicol urges Kylian Mbappe to leave PSG amid Real Madrid interest

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has advised Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe to leave Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), claiming there is “misery” at the French club.

Kylian Mbappe has long been linked with a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid. Los Blancos reportedly (via ESPN) offered up to €200m for the French superstar last summer but haven’t even received an answer from PSG. However, with the 23-year-old’s contract expiring at the end of the current campaign, many believe he will finally join Los Blancos as a free agent.

In March, Spanish tabloid Marca claimed that Mbappe would sign his contract with Madrid before the end of the month. However, in a recent interview (via Marca), the player claimed he’s still undecided and considering his options.

Kylian Mbappé on his future: “There are new elements, a lot of factors to take into account. Like I said, it’s not an easy decision. I try to do the best with my loved ones.

Amid the uncertainty, former Scotland international Steve Nicol has offered his thoughts on the matter, advising the Frenchman to quit his ‘toxic’ employers.

Speaking on ESPN TV, Nicol said:

“It seems hard to stay somewhere where you could be everyone’s pinup and hero, but when the other 10 walking on the pitch get booed. There’s a toxic atmosphere around the place, why would you stay?

He added:

“Because of the situation with Neymar and Messi, will they even be able to advance them with the money they receive. I don’t know why I would stay at PSG where there is so much misery, it can’t be fun to go there every day.

Considering Mbappe’s performance this season, it’s understandable why PSG want to hang on to the player. In 38 appearances, the France international registered 28 goals and 20 assists in all competitions, becoming the Parisians’ top scorer and assist provider.

Karim Benzema claims Real Madrid would score double or treble with PSG’s Kylian Mbappe in the squad

International teammates Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe have forged an incredible partnership in a short space of time. They seem to understand each other on the pitch, never stepping on each other’s toes and always looking for each other inside the box.

Real Madrid’s top scorer this season (34 goals), Benzema has admitted he would like to have Mbappe at Madrid. The striker also added that the duo could ‘score double or maybe even triple the goals’ when playing together.

Benzema tells @hugoguillemet on L’Équipe: “I like playing with Kylian Mbappé in the national team and I would like to play with him in the club, that’s for sure”. ⚪️ #Real Madrid“I think we would score double or maybe even triple the goals together.”

If Real Madrid and La Liga’s top scorer (24 goals) gets his wish, the world could see the rise of another exuberant trident next season. The trio of Mbappe, Benzema and Vinicius Junior would definitely be a sight to behold for all football fans around the world.

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