Kylian Mbappe has ‘CHOSEN to join Real Madrid’ from Paris Saint-Germain this summer as long drawn-out saga with LaLiga side could finally be concluded

Kylian Mbappe has ‘chosen to join Real Madrid’ from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, according to reports.   

It comes amid a long and drawn-out saga between the French World Cup winner and the Spanish club, that has seen the PSG captain be linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes for nearly four years. 

With his contract set to expire with the Ligue 1 outfit at the end of the season, Le Parisien report that Mbappe: ‘has decided to leave Ligue 1 at the end of the season and join the biggest club in the world [Real Madrid], which has always been waiting for him.’

The outlet states that ‘optimisim reigns in Madrid’ and that ‘negotiations are being carried out for the biggest locker room contract’ for the 25-year-old winger. 

Mbappe does have an option to extend his contract at PSG by another year, a deal that would see him net £60million for the next year. That would also prevent PSG from losing him on a free transfer after the club initially signed him for £153m in 2018 from Monaco.

Kylian Mbappe has reportedly chosen to join Real Madrid in the summer, after a long-standing transfer saga

Kylian Mbappe is thought to have revealed to PSG he would decide on his future in the last few weeks

He has long been linked with a move to joining Carlo Ancelotti's side

There is ‘optimisim in Madrid’ that Mbappe will join the Spanish club and ‘negotiations are being carried out’ 

Kylian Mbappe (right) scored and teed up Marco Asensio (left) as PSG defeated Strasbourg

The 25-year-old (right) scored and teed up Marco Asensio (left) as PSG defeated Strasbourg on Friday night

Paris had reportedly even offered the 25-year-old a ‘never-seen-before seen £86m-per-year contract’ to snub Madrid and comitt his future to the French club. 

Last summer, it was claimed that Madrid were readying an offer of £103m to sign the PSG superstar, but in a bid to hang on to Mbappe, PSG had slapped a world record £213m price tag on the winger.

President Nasser Al-Khelaifi had also openly stated that he wanted the winger to stay. 

He said to RMC: ‘Look, I’m not hiding anything.

‘For sure I want Mbappe to stay. For me he is the best in the world and for me the best club for Kylian is Paris.’

Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal had even made an attempt to sign him, offering Mbappe a £173.2m-per-year deal to move to the Middle East.  

It seems, though, that Real is too much of an enticing option for Mbappe, despite reports claiming he could likely sign for a lower wage than what he currently pockets with PSG. 

Equally, winning both individual and team honours is another appeal for the forward, who believes his best chance of winning the Champions League could be with Real Madrid.  

It was reported at the end of January that Mbappe was close to revealing his future plans. 

Spanish outlet AS reported at the end of January that the player is set to bring the long drawn out saga with Real Madrid to an end soon

Spanish outlet AS reported at the end of January that the player is set to bring the long drawn out saga with Real Madrid to an end soon

Mbappe is undoubtedly the star of the show at PSG however at Real Madrid he would likely be on the same level as Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Jnr

Mbappe is undoubtedly the star of the show at PSG however at Real Madrid he would likely be on the same level as Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Jnr

After much back-and-forth between Mbappe and Real Madrid, speculation over a potential move to Madrid has intensified in recent weeks. 

He has been free to negotiate with other clubs since January 1 after entering the final six months of his PSG contract. 

Liverpool have also been closely linked with a move for the forward, with Le Parisien also claiming that ‘Mbappe would be open to joining the Merseyside club.’ 

Things have also taken a turn recently with his mother Fayza Lamari becoming his agent once again after newspapers in Spain had reported late last year that she had to stop representing her son because of FIFA’s new regulations on agents. 

While those regulations have subsequently been ‘relaxed’ Lamari recently stepped back into her position as his agent and will play a huge role in the next step of his footballing journey. But she is known for playing hard ball when it comes to business, with Lamari having also previously played hardball with her son over his wages.

Fayza Lamari (L) who is both his mother and his agent, threatened to retire if he donated more than 30 per cent of his earnings to the foundation

Fayza Lamari (L) who is both his mother and his agent, threatened to retire if he donated more than 30 per cent of his earnings to the foundation 

On Friday night, the forward starred as PSG defeated Strasbourg 2-1. Mbappe had missed a penalty early on in the match, but responded to open the scoring for the Ligue 1 champions, netting his 20th goal of the season before setting up Marco Asensio who scored the winner. 

 

More to follow… 

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