Real Madrid have made a £160m bid for Kylian Mbappe – and the French superstar has told PSG he wants to go.
The brilliant young striker, 22, is About to leave Paris Saint-Germain After four years at the club, Real Madrid are confident they will sign Mbappe before the August 31 deadline.
Mbappe’s contract at Parc des Princes expires next summer and he recently rejected the club’s five-year offer.
The Ligue 1 giants risk losing one of the world’s most valuable players for nothing if they don’t sell now.
While an English club did not mention his name He reportedly expressed interestReal Madrid has been considered the Frenchman’s next club for years, with the Bernabeu Mbappe favorite destination.
After winning four French Ligue 1 titles and the World Cup, the youngster is already among the best players in world football and eager to take on a new challenge.
The former Monaco star is known for his blistering pace and has scored 142 goals in his career in 219 appearances for club and country.
A £160m deal would replicate the amount Paris Saint-Germain paid to sign him from Monaco in 2017, cementing his position as the world’s second most expensive player after Neymar.
But many will wonder how Real Madrid can afford it, given the financial troubles both of them and their Spanish rival Barcelona, who were forced to lose to Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain, have been forced to lose.
Real Madrid have sold several players in recent years – including Martin Odegaard to Arsenal, Raphael Varane to Manchester United and Sergio Reguilon to Tottenham – to help fund the deal.
Their salary bill has been cut drastically, with legendary captain Sergio Ramos also leaving to join PSG on a free transfer earlier this summer.
Mbappe’s potential departure removes a star from the Paris Saint-Germain side who were expected to boast the most fearsome front line in world football this season, with Neymar and Messi alongside the Frenchman.
However, there are suggestions that Mbappe’s exit will pave the way for PSG to sign Ronaldo from Juventus.
The 36-year-old has one year left on his current deal and reports claim he wants to leave Juventus.
The sale of Mbappe would give Paris Saint-Germain the money to buy Ronaldo this summer, rather than waiting for the Portuguese star to become a free agent.
That would see the two greatest players of their generation, Messi and Ronaldo, play alongside each other for the first time ever.
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