Kylian Mbappe is expected to reveal whether he will stay at Paris Saint-Germain or join Real Madrid on a free transfer on Sunday.
The France international’s current contract with Paris expires at the end of June, and the French champions are desperately trying to persuade him to sign a new term.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, has long been tipped to recruit the World Cup winner on a free transfer at the end of June, with the club optimistic that a deal will be revealed soon.
While during the 2021-22 season, the 23-year-old has continued to impress for the already being crowned French champions.
Scoring 36 goals and registering 26 assists in 45 games across all competitions, Mbappe is right there among the so-called best in the world’s.
Moreover, since joining PSG from Monaco, the Frenchman has scored 168 goals and provided 87 assists in 216 appearances. Who knows he might be making his final appearance for the French club against Metz in the league on Saturday.
However, the French champions allegedly remain ‘convinced’ that Mbappe will be signing a new deal. But Real Madrid are believed to be equally confident of bringing Kylian Mbappe to Bernabeu.
Mbappe is likely to make a declaration on his future on Sunday, according to L’Equipe, with the forward anticipated to reveal his choice on Telefoot.
Other clubs interested in Kylian Mbappe
Barcelona were also being linked to make a move for the Frenchmen. But the club’s president Joan Laporta recently explained why his club were not in the race for his services. He said
“There are players that we have not had the money to do (sign) nor will we because the salary structure does not allow us, and the spending has shot us again”.
“You have to be conscious and it’s something that we are instilling in all areas of the club. You can’t go past a certain spending level. Mbappe is asking for €40-50m net. He wants 50 net.”
“Mbappe is at a level of ‘super tops’. Though, neither one of the other win the Champions League. You also have to have that in mind. To speak of salaries of 25, 30 or 40m net, we will not do it.”
“It would be a comparative offence for players who are called to be a reference in the world of football who are at Barca and are just starting out. We’re not going to do it, nor do we want to.”
Mbappe might theoretically join Real Madrid on a free transfer, but the La Liga champions would have to pay a large signing-on fee and a large wage package to lure him to the Bernabeu.
Thus, it now all comes down to these two giants one from France and one from Spain who will battle it out for Mbappe’s signature this summer.