It seems the Liverpool manager is trying to get ahead in the race to sign World Cup winner Mbappe, who was reportedly on the verge of completing a transfer to Madrid shortly before football was postponed amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Former PSG, Monaco and Rangers winger Jerome Rothen, who played with Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane for France, says a deal to take Mbappe to Spain was close to completion before football came to a halt. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Read Also: UEFA open to seasons ending early due to COVID-19 “I know from club sources that a deal to take Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid was almost done,” Rothen told Radio Montecarlo , via Goal.com. “But with what has been happening, I’m sure that Mbappe’s arrival at Real Madrid will be postponed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly called Kylian Mbappe’s father in a bid to convince the PSG star to move to Anfield. Mbappe is one of the world’s most sought-after players, and has long been linked to Real Madrid in a move that some have suggested could cost as much as £250million. World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe is one of the world’s most sought-after players However, under Klopp’s tutelage Liverpool have risen to become arguably the world’s best club side, having won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup in the past 10 months. And that has put them in the frame to sign the 21-year-old striker, who has scored 30 goals for Paris-Saint Germain this season. And according to French outlet Le10 Sport, Klopp has contacted Mbappe’s father in a bid to gauge his son’s interest in joining a team that is 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.Advertisement Promoted ContentThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets
Midfielder Toyeeb Gidado paid tribute to his teammate and described him as a “great person”. “It’s sad to say goodbye to someone you play alongside, a great person because this could’ve been anyone of us,” Gidado told BBC Sport.The club president Kunle Soname and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) boss Amaju Pinnick paid a condolence visit to the family this week.The circumstances surrounding Tiamiyu’s death have been widely condemned across the country as it reportedly happened while he was in a vehicle being detained by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) force.It led to a protest march – demanding justice and for SARS to be disbanded – by thousands of residents in Sagamu, which is about 50km north-east of the commercial capital, Lagos.At least three people were reported to have died during the protest march, with police saying that they are ‘still investigating’ these claims.“No father wants to bury his son and this is heartbreaking for my family because Kazeem was on the verge of travelling to Europe for trial,” Fasasi, the father of the late footballer told BBC Sport.“What happened, why was he killed and how does a family recover from this. These are the questions no one can answer.”Nigeria’s police has long been accused of human rights abuses and corruption, but top officials say bad police officers will be held accountable for their actions.The officer involved is being detained while the case has now been transferred from Ogun state to the national Police’s Force Criminal Investigation Division (FCID).“The FCID took over the case few days ago and we’ve commenced investigation into the incident,” Nigerian Police spokesperson Frank Mba told BBC Sport.“Investigation is still ongoing and our pledge to Nigerians is that we will keep the process transparent and accountable.“But I also think we should wait for processes to be completed so that we don’t give information back and forth.”Police in Nigeria have always come under the spotlight and the authority was forced into an immediate re-organisation of the anti-robbery unit in December 2017, after a social media outcry over alleged police brutality.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 21-year-old, who played in defence for second tier side Remo Stars, was knocked down and killed in an apparent hit and run, but his club alleged that he was a victim of police brutality.Attended by his family, friends and teammates, Tiamiyu was tucked in the traditional white shroud (kafan) used to wrap bodies and buried in line with Islamic burial custom.“We lit up Kazeem Tiyamiyu (Kaka)’s path to Al-Jannah yesterday night and he was buried today at his family house in Ajaka, Sagamu, Ogun State,” Remo Stars announced.