Real Madrid are reportedly set to complete the signing of Kylian Mbappe in a €170 million deal, with the official announcement imminent.
According to a report by Spanish publication MARCA, Real Madrid are closing in on signing Kylian Mbappe before the summer transfer window slams shut. The Spanish giants are set to have their latest bid – a €170 million base fee plus €10 million in bonuses – accepted by Paris Saint-Germain, with the official announcement in the pipeline as well.
By now, it is an open secret that Real Madrid are hot on the trails of Kylian Mbappe. In fact, Paris Saint-Germain chief Leonardo has already commented on Los Blancos’ initial offer for the 22-year-old, claiming that the Spanish giants have been indulging in illegal practices in their bid to sign him.
Real Madrid have, in fact, already had the aforementioned opening bid, worth €160 million, being rejected by PSG. However, the Merengues appear to be determined to secure the services of a player who has been viewed as a priority target for quite some time now in the Spanish capital.
Mbappe, who has been nothing short of phenomenal ever since his breakout campaign at AS Monaco nearly half a decade ago, has had the who’s who of European football tailing him. Chief among the suitors have invariably been Real Madrid, who have been yearning for a long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Judging by Mbappe’s output at PSG – which reads a staggering 133 goals and 63 assists in 174 appearances – he is as close a replacement as Real Madrid can land for their icon. In fact, Mbappe’s versatility means he can possibly be deployed across the frontline, which makes him an appealing target to say the least.
Now, Real Madrid have produced a fresh bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner, offering a base fee of €170 million in addition to €10 million in bonuses. And it looks like the latest offer has done the trick, with the report claiming that Real Madrid are closing in on reaching an agreement with PSG, with his transfer now “imminent”.
In fact, it has also been mentioned that the official announcement could be made as soon as Friday, with Mbappe set to arrive in Madrid soon. And so, it looks like Mbappe might have played his final game for PSG, with a €170 million move to Real Madrid, who have succeeded with their final offer, on the horizon.