Kylian Mbappe has reportedly put pen to paper on his next move with the long-running saga over his PSG future finally reaching a dramatic conclusion.
The France international was the subject of two offers from Real Madrid in summer 2021, only for PSG to rebuff bids believed to be £137million and £145.5m. Indeed, sporting director Leonardo was adamant that the French club would not sell for any less than the £166m fee paid to Monaco for the 23-year-old in 2018.
As a result, Mbappe remained in France as the summer deadline passed. And he is currently enjoying another outstanding campaign at the Parc des Princes.
Indeed, he already has 19 goals and 15 assists from 27 appearances in all competitions this season. That makes him the club’s top scorer, even among his more high-profile teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar.
However, it now appears certain this will be his last season at the Parc des Princes.
Those Real Madrid rumours have refused to go away. And even though PSG are hours away from missing their chance to secure a fee for the player, he has already put pen to paper on his next move.
Kylian Mbappe in the money
Indeed, as per Bild, Mbappe has agreed on a five-year deal with Real to move there this summer. That will earn the World Cup winner a staggering salary of £40m per year, which will net the player a staggering £200m over its duration.
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That salary breaks down at a huge £769,000 a week – making the player the best-paid footballer in the game.
The two European heavyweights meet in the last-16 of the Champions League next month and the German publication state that confirmation will not come before those two legs have been played.
However, the move will be confirmed some time after, with Mbappe signing up with Real on a deal until 2027.
Mbappe always clear on PSG exit intentions
Mbappe has rarely hidden away from his wish to leave PSG.
He told RMC Sport last year: “I asked to leave, because from the moment where I did not want to extend, I wanted for the club to receive a transfer fee so that they could bring in a quality replacement.
“This club has given me a lot, I have always been happy [during] the four years I have had here, and I still am.
“I’ve said it early enough so that the club could react.
“I wanted everyone to come out of this stronger, that we leave hand in hand. Hopefully I make a good deal and I respected that.
“I said, ‘If you don’t want me to go I will stay’.”
And now it seems like his wish is finally set to be granted. And the move will surely go down as the highest-profile free transfer in footballing history.