Mbappe makes irreversible decision on his future amid Real Madrid interest

PSG, Kylian Mbappe (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
PSG, Kylian Mbappe (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Real Madrid chief target Kylian Mbappe has now made a decision on his future amid interest from the Whites and repetitive contract offers from PSG.

Real Madrid continue to dream about signing Kylian Mbappe during the summer. The Frenchman has been on the side’s radar since a long time and both, Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane have been vocal about wanting to sign him. Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure only expedited the club’s pursuit of the World Cup winner and they want to land him this summer.

Mbappe has a contract with Paris Saint-Germain that runs till June 2022 and despite numerous renovation offers, he has refrained from committing his future to the club, according to OK Diario. The 22-year-old remains keen on moving to the Santiago Bernabeu and even with Mauricio Pochettino arriving at the club, Mbappe seems hellbent about wanting to go.

Los Merengues were reportedly set to sign Mbappe ahead of this season but the coronavirus pandemic and the consequent monetary losses shed water on their plans. However, with just one year due to remain on his contract from this summer onward, PSG will be compelled into selling him or risk losing him for free. Madrid, although wanting to sign him this summer, will be willing to wait until 2022 if PSG’s demands are too lofty.

It is expected that the Whites will be comfortable paying close to 150 million euros in transfer fees to the Parisians this summer keeping in mind that they also plan to sell some deadweight from the existing squad. Considering that Mbappe remains keen on leaving, the Ligue 1 giants will also have relatively lesser bargaining power or risk losing him for free following the 2021/22 season.

Perez has been keen on bringing in Mbappe for several years and this time around, it looks like his interest will bear fruit. The former Monaco marksman will not only fill Ronaldo’s goal void but also become a marketing face for Real Madrid for the future, thereby bringing in monetary gains in abundance- something they will look to fall back on amid the pandemic and new Bernabeu under construction.