Liverpool reportedly enjoy an advantage over Real Madrid in the battle to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.
According to the newspaper AS, The Reds could use the ‘LeBron James and Nike’ factor to help persuade the Frenchman to move to Anfield.
Basketball star James is a partial owner of the club from Merseyside and he could be the card they will use for Mbappen.
James used the World Cup winner photo as his profile picture on a social media site and Mbappe exchanged his photo with that of the Los Angeles Lakers star on his official account at Instagram.
This was done as part of a Nike advertising campaign. It is also known that the two athletes have met on several occasions and share a good relationship.
In addition, Nike are also sponsors of Premier League winners and newspapers AS adds that this would ‘make it easier’ for Liverpool, in terms of economic operation, to sign with the PSG star.
Mbappe is now within the last 18 months of his contract with the club from the Parc des Princes and his name is also closely associated with Real Madrid. / Telegraph /