Kylian Mbappe will become a Real Madrid player on 1 July, once his current deal with Paris Saint-Germain runs out.
Spanish newspaper Marca reports Mbappe will pen a six-year contract in Madrid, with the affair likely to be sealed next week. The official announcement will only come at the end of the season, according to the same source.
Mbappe has been Madrid’s major transfer target over the past two years. Real even made an attempt to sign him in the final days of last summer’s transfer window, but PSG ignored all their approaches, including one offer worth a staggering $236 million.
Despite the possibility of losing him on a free transfer less than 12 months after, Paris refused to accept the idea of Mbappe leaving. President Nasser Al-Khelaifi stressed publicly that Mbappe would not leave PSG for free, although the player turned down all offers to extend his stay.
Real Marid is going to welcome Mbappe with a signing bonus worth between $65 million and $90 million. The 23-year-old superstar is going to earn more than $27 million per year in each of his six seasons under contract at the Bernabeu.
Mbappe’s Real Madrid dream
Mbappe has been supporting Real Madrid since childhood and admitted publicly that he wished for a move there. The Frenchman opened up during an interview with RMC last autumn, saying he wanted PSG to agree on selling him in 2021.
🚨 KYLIAN MBAPPÉ DANS ROTHEN S'ENFLAMME
💬 "A partir du moment où je ne voulais pas prolonger, je voulais que le club ait une indemnité pour avoir un remplaçant de qualité…"
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— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) October 4, 2021
“I asked to leave. I did not want to extend my contract,” Mbappe revealed to RMC Sport. “Honestly, I wished that the club would have a transfer fee to get a replacement of quality,” he added.
“PSG brought me a lot,” stressed Mbappe. “I have always been happy in the four years I spent here. And I still am… I wanted everyone to come out of this stronger, that we leave hand in hand. I wished for a good deal, I respected that.”
Mbappe scored twice against none other than Real Madrid in the Champions League. His goals put PSG 2-0 up on aggregate in the round of 16 clash, but Real had the last laugh. Benzema scored a second-half hat-trick in just 17 minutes of the second leg to help Madrid overturn the result and go through to the quarter-finals.
In his eight Champions League matches this season, Mbappe scored six goals and assisted another six. In Ligue 1, he played 24 games, scoring 14 goals and providing 10 assists.
Despite being one goal behind in Monaco’s Ben Yedder in the top scorers’ rankings, Mbappe is the bookies’ favorite to top the charts at the end of the season. He’s currently at +150 odds, with Ben Yedder behind at +250 and Lille’s Jonathan David at +300.
The bookies still give odds for Mbappe’s summer transfer to Real, placing him at -550 to join Madrid. Staying with PSG is now at +330 while going to Liverpool is at +750.