It is no longer news that the French world cup winner has refused to sign a new long term contract at his present club PSG, which would have tied him down on the long term. Even with the arrival of world stars like Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi all from Spain, Mbappe has not been adequately convinced to commit his immediate future to the paris club; a decision that has not gone down with many fans of PSG who were heard booing him over the weekend.
To them, an opportunity to play alongside 6 time Ballon Dior winner Messi should be a temptation too strong for any player currently still plying the trade, but obviously Mbappe thinks otherwise.
It is not a question about money as his current employers have a track record of giving players over bloated current sums just to get them to commit to their cause, so what else is he (Mbappe) looking for exactly?
Reports from reliable Spanish media outlet MARCA have now revealed that Real Madrid have made their first official bid of 160 million Euros to PSG to lure the world cup winner away from Parc des Princes.
New manager, Carlo Ancelloti, clearly needs to make a big statement signing this summer to guarantee him any chance of a silverware either domestically or in Europe. Current Laliga champions and fellow Madrid rivals Atletico have also strengthened their side as manager Diego Simone is not ready to let go of the Laliga title without a fight.
For Kylian Mbappe, he is done playing supporting cast to Neymar Jr. and recent recruits at PSG, and now is the time for him to be the face of a franchise, and none fits his profile better than Spanish giants, Real Madrid.
There is strong optimism in Madrid that both clubs will reach an agreement before the end of the transfer window which closes in 31st August as the player is currently heading to the last year of his contract, and to force him to continue for another year will mean taking the risk of losing him for free, which is a not a wise decision financially.
His willingness to move works in the favour of Real Madrid, although it is believed that this present figure will have to be improved if PSG will listen to them. Club president, Florentino Perez, will not have any problem adding some few millions as long as the next biggest thing in world football will become their player by the end of the transfer window.
Ever since Christiano Ronaldo left to join Italian giants Juventus two years ago, Real Madrid have lacked a proper replacement for the mega super star who delivered multiple domestic titles and UCL championships, but with Mbappe, their fans will have such level of excitement once again.
A new king cometh.
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