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Mbappe dumps PSG, agrees Real Madrid deal

Kylian Mbappa | Getty Image

 .To join Spanish club in summer

Mbappe wanted his future sorted before March, so on February 13, before training, he met PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and told him he was leaving and joining Real

By Valentine Amanze

It is no longer speculation; it is now crystal clear that the France football captain, and the

Paris St-Germain (PSG) striker, Kylian Mbappe, is joining Real Madrid this year’s summer.

The BBC revealed on Tuesday February 20, 2024, that Mbappe has agreed to join Real Madrid this summer with his contract with PSG expiring in June.

Though Mbappe, 25, has not signed a contract with Real, yet the deal could be announced once it is no longer possible for the clubs to meet in this season’s Champions League.

The World Cup winner is PSG’s record goalscorer with 244 goals.

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Mbappe wanted his future sorted before March, so on February 13, before training, he met PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and told him he was leaving and joining Real.

After reports emerged last Thursday that he would leave, Mbappe was left out of the starting line-up for Saturday’s match against Nantes, but came off the bench to score a penalty as PSG went 14 points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

He is set to sign a five-year deal with Real, earning 15m euros (£12.8m) a season, plus a 150m euro (£128m) signing-on bonus to be paid over five years, and he will keep a percentage of his image rights.

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has already thought how he would use Mbappe in his team, with England midfielder Jude Bellingham playing a deeper role, Brazilian Vinicius Jr playing on the left and Mbappe playing left of centre.

If Croatia midfielder Luka Modric leaves this summer, according to BBC, then Mbappe would inherit the number 10 shirt he wears for France.

Mbappe won the French title with Monaco before joining PSG as an 18-year-old in 2017, initially on loan before a 180m euro (£165.7m) move.

Overall, he has 244 goals and 93 assists in 291 games for PSG and has helped the club to five Ligue 1 title wins.

Mbappe originally is from Cameroon.

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