Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani has given the biggest hint that he would be open to leaving the German club this summer.
The French attacker is wanted by Manchester United and several other top clubs in Europe after a series of impressive performances for Frankfurt and the French national team. He particularly became popular during the FIFA World Cup.
The striker was not initially in the first squad announced by France coach Didier Deschamps. But after an injury ruled out Christopher Nkunku, he was drafted into the World Cup party. He was initially not given a chance, only starting the dead-rubber final group game against Tunisia with France had already qualified.
But after a cameo appearance in the semi-final against Morroco, in which he scored after coming on as a substitute. He also had a strong performance in the final against Argentina, although he missed a crucial extra-time goal that could have secured the trophy for France.
His performance in two games in Qatar and a return of 16 goals and 14 assists in all competitions this season has alerted Europe’s top clubs of his availability. Manchester United are believed to be the frontrunner for his signature, with the Red Devils reportedly prepared to break the bank on a £105million deal for the 24-year-old Frenchman.
PSG are also rumoured to be in the race for the Frenchman, who only joined the Bundesliga side last summer from Nantes on a free transfer.
Despite admitting his desire to leave, Kolo-Muani has insisted he remains focused on his current club for the rest of this campaign.
“We talk about it a lot already, but I try to be focused on my club,’ Kolo Muani told French publication L’Equipe vis Sportsmail.
“We continue our performances, and we will see this summer. Afterwards, I always dreamed of playing in big clubs.”
The French forward has also admitted that his emergence this season has surprised even him before adding that he would be ‘ready for any challenge’.
“I thought I was going to need some time to adapt, maybe a year. But everything exploded. Either way, I’m ready for any challenge.
“I ask the club to get me my statistics on my matches each time. I share this with my physical trainer to know what to improve.
“I do a lot of goals and assists, but it’s not at the level where I should be. I still miss quite a bit. This is only my third (full) season as a pro.”