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Kylian Mbappe to be presented by Real Madrid next week

The 25-year-old endured a miserable Euro 2024 with France's challenge ending last night following defeat to Spain

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe will be presented as a new Real Madrid player next Tuesday, the club have said.

Mbappe’s disappointing Euro 2024 campaign came to an end last night as France were beaten 2-1 by Spain in the semi-finals in Munich.

But the 25-year-old has the chance to swiftly retrain his focus back to club matters with Madrid announcing Mbappe will be displayed in the Spanish capital in six days’ time.

A club statement read: “Real Madrid announces that next Tuesday, July 16, at 12:00pm, the presentation of our player Kylian Mbappé will take place at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.

“President of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, will welcome Kylian Mbappé to Real Madrid City for the formal signing of the contract that links our new player to the club for the next five seasons.

“After the presentation, Kylian Mbappé will meet the media in the press room of the Santiago Bernabéu.”

Mbappe has agreed a five-year deal at Madrid after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired at the end of last season. He will wear the number nine shirt, rather than his preferred number 10 out of respect for incumbent Luka Modric.

The end of a saga

It also concludes Madrid’s long-running pursuit of Mbappe, which saw them offer PSG around £170m for him in 2021 and hold talks with the 2018 World Cup winner before he signed a new contract at the Parc des Princes in 2022.

Mbappe is PSG’s all-time record scorer, his 256 goals putting him 56 clear of next-nearest marksman Edinson Cavani. He has been their top scorer in every season since making his move from Monaco permanent for £166 million in 2018, including 47 goals in 44 appearances last season.

Previously a French champion in 2016/17 with his former club, Mbappe won six Ligue 1 titles with PSG and the Coupe de France four times.

He did not enjoy a good European Championship, though.

After breaking his nose in France’s opening game against Austria, he missed the game with the Netherlands before returning for the clash with Poland donning a face mask.

The apparatus seemed to hamper his movement and his only goal came from the penalty spot against the Poles in Dortmund.

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Jon Fisher

Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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