The Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid transfer saga has never seemed closer to a conclusion. Having been linked with the club since his time at AS Monaco, it looks like the French World Cup winner could end up at Santiago Bernabeu next summer when his current deal with Paris Saint-Germain is set to run out.
There have been conflicting rumours about the potential move, as one would expect from a transfer saga that has been filled with so many twists and turns over the years. Some suggest that Mbappe has decided to join Real Madrid. Others claim that no decision has been made yet and the race is wide open, with another extension with PSG not impossible either.
We will see how things play out. It does seem like a contract with Real Madrid has not been agreed yet. And while Mbappe does appear to be open to reducing his sky-high wages, he still has lofty expectations.
As reported by AS, Mbappe wants to receive a salary of €50 million gross with a signing bonus of €120 million. To that, Real Madrid must add various bonuses and add-ons focused mainly on image rights.
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It remains to be seen if Real Madrid are ready to meet Mbappe's expectations. It would be difficult but then, he is one of the best players in the world, if not the very best.
The truth of the matter is that Real Madrid do not really need Mbappe as much today as they did a couple of years back. In fact, his arrival could raise more questions that provide answers.
Mbappe would be a Galactico signing for sure and would become the face of Real Madrid instantly. But on the pitch, would he improve a team that has lost only two games so far this season?