Paris, February 04, 2024, The Europe Today: France captain Kylian Mbappe is poised to join LaLiga powerhouse Real Madrid upon the expiration of his contract with Paris St Germain at the end of the current season. Reports from Le Parisien and ESPN on Saturday revealed that the 25-year-old striker is set to make a move to the Spanish giants.
Mbappe had announced last year that he would not be renewing his contract with PSG, allowing him the opportunity to explore other options on a free transfer at the end of the 2023-24 campaign. Le Parisien and ESPN, citing sources, reported that Mbappe will formalize a pre-contract agreement with Real Madrid in the coming week.
The talented forward, who has been a key figure for PSG, is anticipated to join the ranks of the 14-times European champions, marking a significant shift in his footballing journey.
Media reports from September indicated that Mbappe had chosen to forgo loyalty bonuses, estimated to be up to 100 million euros ($107.84 million), to facilitate his departure from PSG as a free agent. The decision raised eyebrows, and speculation about his next destination intensified.
Mbappe was previously linked with a move to Real Madrid in 2022, but he surprised many by announcing a contract extension with PSG shortly before the opening of the transfer window. The current reports now suggest that the French striker’s move to Real Madrid is imminent, pending the formalization of a pre-contract agreement.
Football enthusiasts around the world await official confirmation, eager to witness how Mbappe’s arrival will impact the dynamics of Real Madrid and LaLiga as a whole.