Kylian Mbappe Instagram activity sparks Man City theory after Bernardo Silva comments

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has got Manchester City fans believing a blockbuster swoop for him could be on after commenting on a post by Bernardo Silva.

At 21, Mbappe is already considered to be one of the best players in the world and expected to take over from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

And his future is set to come into sharp focus after he entering the final two years of his contract at PSG.

Only the Champions League is missing from Mbappe’s trophy haul with the French side and after defeat in the final last season, he may feel his chances of winning the tournament could be stronger elsewhere.

Mbappe will have no shortage of suitors lining up to take him if a desire to leave was made clear and a move to City where he could link up with his former Monaco team-mate Silva could be tempting.

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And that’s certainly what some City fans believe after Mbappe wrote on an Instagram post by Silva: “You are beautiful my cousin.”

That comment sparked a flurry of ‘Come to Manchester City’ messages by fans and one supporter confidently said wrote: “See you next season.”

Sergio Aguero has entered the final year of his contract at the Etihad and a possible exit next summer would open the door to a new high-profile replacement like Mbappe.

But earlier this week, City boss Pep Guardiola claimed the club couldn’t afford to sign a striker in the summer despite their vast wealth.

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“We considered it, we thought about another type of striker but we could not,” he said.

“If you decide to buy a striker, it has to be a striker in the league of Gabriel and Sergio, but we cannot afford it. That is the reality.

“We thought, ‘Okay, Sergio is back’ and we didn’t expect Gabriel to be injured, but sometimes it happens.”

Meanwhile, Joleon Lescott reckons Raheem Sterling could go close to breaking Aguero’s record of goals for City.

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“Sergio best be careful,” said Lescott. “That record could go!

“Raheem’s averaging more than 20 goals per season, it’s just crazy.

“We’d all like to see him convert every chance he gets, but that’s just not possible for any striker – and Raheem is not a striker – he’s a forward, yes, but the stats he’s created are ridiculous.

“He’s scored 105 goals in just over five seasons and if he keeps doing that, he can definitely catch Sergio’s total at some stage.”

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