Kylian Mbappe agrees to join Jude Bellingham at Real Madrid and will bank stunning £128m signing on fee

Kylian Mbappe has verbally agreed a deal to join Real Madrid when his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires in the summer. The deal has not yet been signed, but all the terms are already in place with the French superstar set to be paid an astonishing £13million-per-year in Spain. Mbappe will become Real Madrid’s next GalacticoGetty Liverpool and Arsenal were linked with an interest in possible moves to bring the 2018 World Cup winner to the Premier League. But Mbappe’s dream to joining Real Madrid and the Spanish giants’ interest in the 25-year-old has been no secret. PSG have maintained a concrete decision over Mbappe’s future has not been decided yet, insisting there was every chance he could sign a new contract to stay put. But it is now understood a deal has been agreed that will see Mbappe finally become a Real Madrid player in the summer. It is estimated Mbappe will be paid around £13m-a-year [€15m] in basic wages at the Bernabeu, and his free transfer will include a £128m [€150m] signing-on fee. That mammoth bonus is set to be paid over a period of five years, with Mbappe to put pen to paper on a five-year contract in the Spanish capital. Mbappe is PSG’s all-time record scorer with 244 goals, as well as 93 assists, in 291 appearances since his arrival from Monaco in 2017. He was an 18-year-old wonderkid when he joined PSG in a £166m [€180m], but over the course of seven seasons at the Parc des Princes has become one of the finest footballers in the world. Mbappe won the World Cup with France aged 19 in 2018getty While he has collected five Ligue 1 titles during his career in his homeland, his career high so far was lifting the World Cup with France in 2018 – where he scored in the final against Croatia and at 19 years old was named the young player of the tournament. However, what will now be his final season at PSG has been a messy one so far. Mbappe was left out of the club’s pre-season tour of Japan after telling club bosses he would not agree to extend his contract by a further 12 months over the summer. And only this past weekend he was left out of PSG’s starting XI by manager Luis Enrique. Mbappe started Saturday’s league clash against Nantes on the bench, but later came on and scored in a 2-0 win. His move to Real has not been a straightforward journey, either, having previously turned down the chance to join Los Blancos. Mbappe looked set to leave PSG for nothing in the summer of 2022 when he was approached by Real Madrid, only for the player to decide to pen a new two-year deal with the French giants instead. When it was then clear he would not sign the option for a further year at PSG, the Ligue 1 champions were ready to sell him to Al-Hilal in a world-record £259m deal in the summer – only for the forward to refuse to meet with representatives of the Saudi Pro League club. Mbappe’s career stats at club-level for PSG and Monaco make for impressive reading But now the saga is over, and Mbappe could even be given his familiar No.10 shirt once he moves to the Bernabeu. He would inherit the squad number from Luka Modric – the Croatia captain he beat in the World Cup final, who is set to leave Real Madrid in the summer after a glittering 12 year career in Spain. And the news will come as a hammer blow to hopes of Liverpool and Arsenal fans of landing the superstar. Mbappe’s previous comments about Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and his high-octane play has led to speculation over a possible move to Anfield, which has been resurrected whenever the forward’s future has been a topic of discussion. Mikel Arteta even teased Arsenal’s interest in the French winger last week, following reports he could look to join the Gunners to follow in the footsteps of childhood hero Thierry Henry. But it appears it was just wishful thinking but both clubs, with one of Mbappe’s France teammates – Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate – recently laughing off suggestions he could be joined by the star at Anfield.

Kylian Mbappe agrees to join Jude Bellingham at Real Madrid and will bank stunning £128m signing on fee

Kylian Mbappe has verbally agreed a deal to join Real Madrid when his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires in the summer.

The deal has not yet been signed, but all the terms are already in place with the French superstar set to be paid an astonishing £13million-per-year in Spain.

Mbappe will become Real Madrid’s next Galactico
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Liverpool and Arsenal were linked with an interest in possible moves to bring the 2018 World Cup winner to the Premier League.

But Mbappe’s dream to joining Real Madrid and the Spanish giants’ interest in the 25-year-old has been no secret.

PSG have maintained a concrete decision over Mbappe’s future has not been decided yet, insisting there was every chance he could sign a new contract to stay put.

But it is now understood a deal has been agreed that will see Mbappe finally become a Real Madrid player in the summer.

It is estimated Mbappe will be paid around £13m-a-year [€15m] in basic wages at the Bernabeu, and his free transfer will include a £128m [€150m] signing-on fee.

That mammoth bonus is set to be paid over a period of five years, with Mbappe to put pen to paper on a five-year contract in the Spanish capital.

Mbappe is PSG’s all-time record scorer with 244 goals, as well as 93 assists, in 291 appearances since his arrival from Monaco in 2017.

He was an 18-year-old wonderkid when he joined PSG in a £166m [€180m], but over the course of seven seasons at the Parc des Princes has become one of the finest footballers in the world.

Mbappe won the World Cup with France aged 19 in 2018
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While he has collected five Ligue 1 titles during his career in his homeland, his career high so far was lifting the World Cup with France in 2018 – where he scored in the final against Croatia and at 19 years old was named the young player of the tournament.

However, what will now be his final season at PSG has been a messy one so far.

Mbappe was left out of the club’s pre-season tour of Japan after telling club bosses he would not agree to extend his contract by a further 12 months over the summer.

And only this past weekend he was left out of PSG’s starting XI by manager Luis Enrique. Mbappe started Saturday’s league clash against Nantes on the bench, but later came on and scored in a 2-0 win.

His move to Real has not been a straightforward journey, either, having previously turned down the chance to join Los Blancos.

Mbappe looked set to leave PSG for nothing in the summer of 2022 when he was approached by Real Madrid, only for the player to decide to pen a new two-year deal with the French giants instead.

When it was then clear he would not sign the option for a further year at PSG, the Ligue 1 champions were ready to sell him to Al-Hilal in a world-record £259m deal in the summer – only for the forward to refuse to meet with representatives of the Saudi Pro League club.

Mbappe’s career stats at club-level for PSG and Monaco make for impressive reading

But now the saga is over, and Mbappe could even be given his familiar No.10 shirt once he moves to the Bernabeu.

He would inherit the squad number from Luka Modric – the Croatia captain he beat in the World Cup final, who is set to leave Real Madrid in the summer after a glittering 12 year career in Spain.

And the news will come as a hammer blow to hopes of Liverpool and Arsenal fans of landing the superstar.

Mbappe’s previous comments about Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and his high-octane play has led to speculation over a possible move to Anfield, which has been resurrected whenever the forward’s future has been a topic of discussion.

Mikel Arteta even teased Arsenal’s interest in the French winger last week, following reports he could look to join the Gunners to follow in the footsteps of childhood hero Thierry Henry.

But it appears it was just wishful thinking but both clubs, with one of Mbappe’s France teammates – Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate – recently laughing off suggestions he could be joined by the star at Anfield.


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