According to reports streaming the media this afternoon, Spanish giants Real Madrid have come to contractual agreement with PSG star Kylian Mbappe.
The France international whose contract runs out in the summer became free to negotiate with suitors at the beginning of the year and has reportedly agreed to join the Los Merengues come June this year on a free transfer having turned down renewal offers from the French side.
It is said that Real Madrid have been on the heels of the World Cup winner for months, after having three bids rejected in the final days of last summer’s transfer window.
According to Bild, Mbappe will earn €50 million euros per season at the Spanish capital side, a deal which would make him the highest paid player in the world.
PSG who are reported to have given up in their struggles of coming to terms with the 23-year-old are on the verge of losing £170 million, with Madrid apparently prepared to sign him on a free transfer, paying him a total salary of £200 million to move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Further reports have stated that the deal will not be made public nor official until the Champions League last-16 tie between both sides is gone.
Mbappe had wanted to secure a move away from France but was decided to stay because the club didn’t want to let go of him.
His exit according to him was to be a win for all parties involved.
“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
I 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, to make a good deal and I respected that.
I said, ‘If you don’t want me to go I will stay’.”Mbappe to Rmc sport last year
Mbappe has been in fine form for PSG, netting 19 goals and 15 assists in 27 appearances across all competitions in the current campaign.