Mbappe wanted by Madrid
It has been no secret that Kylian Mbappe wants to join Real Madrid in his career, and that for their part Real Madrid are incredibly keen on signing the Frenchman.
To this end, Real Madrid submitted an official bid for the World Cup winners’ services this summer, but were rebuffed by Paris Saint Germain, despite the Frenchman now set to leave for free next summer.
Real Madrid have submitted a new official bid today morning for Kylian Mbappé. €200m on the table as @jpedrerol & @jfelixdiaz reported. It’s €200m guaranteed for PSG. NO answer, so NO intention to sell. 🚫🇫🇷 #Mbappé #RealMadrid
Nasser Al-Khelaifi wanted to keep the player. 🔒 pic.twitter.com/hdn3zfcoaE
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 31, 2021
Speculation will now certainly continue to spiral about the future of the Parisian, who may change his mind about his future now that Lionel Messi has joined him in France.
Mbappe signing on fee revealed
Were he to depart next summer, it would be a free transfer in name only. According to Spanish outlet El Mundo Deportivo, Mbappe would demand a hefty signing-on fee. This is, of course, common practice when it comes to free transfers.
Benzema 2 days ago: “Mbappe will play for Real Madrid one day or another.”
Benzema today: “I wish Mbappe could’ve joined Real Madrid this summer, but he will be a Real Madrid player one day or another.”
— Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM) September 5, 2021
What is perhaps unprecedented however is the scale of the signing on bonus. As per the report:
“Bonuses, commissions and the rest will take the fee to around 80 million euros”
Were that in transfer fees, it would make Mbappe the joint 20th most expensive transfer ever, even without having to pay a penny to his current club. It would certainly make the Frenchman incredibly rich, and would see him join the club of his dreams.
Is it going to happen, or will there be a last-second u-turn?
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This article was edited by Josh Barker.