Kylian Mbappe appears destined to join Real Madrid, albeit not this summer. According to reports from France, the French superstar already has an agreement in place with Los Blancos over a free transfer in 2024.
At only 24 years of age, Kylian Mbappe has cemented himself as arguably the best footballer in the world. The prodigious Frenchman has already lifted a World Cup and several domestic trophies in a stellar career spanning just six seasons so far. His talent and potential are frightening, suggesting his peak years remain far ahead.
After another superb campaign where he notched 41 goals, Mbappe looks set to leave current club Paris Saint-Germain. The young star has refused to sign a new contract with the Ligue 1 champions, paving the way for an exit.
Real Madrid has long admired Mbappe and attempted to sign him on three previous occasions. While they missed out last summer, it appears the striker will finally arrive at the Bernabeu in 2024.
According to French journalist Santi Aouna, Mbappe and Real Madrid have an agreement for a free transfer when the player’s PSG contract expires. However, a move this summer is unlikely, with PSG demanding between €180 to €200 million for their prized asset. Mbappe also wants to see out the remaining year of his deal before switching clubs.
A 2024 move to Real Madrid seems the most probable outcome based on Aouna’s report. PSG will surely hope they can convince Mbappe to sign a renewal or receive a sizable fee from Los Blancos to avoid losing him for nothing. But if recent events are any indicator, Mbappe has already decided his future lies in Madrid.
Real Madrid will be ecstatic to land a generational talent like Mbappe, especially on a free transfer. For PSG, Mbappe’s potential exit would be a bitter blow and difficult to recover from.
The footballing world waits with bated breath to see how this transfer saga unfolds over the coming years. One thing is sure; when Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid finally unite, the effects will be seismic.