The persistent rumors linking Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid show no signs of fading away. Despite expectations of a calm summer, speculation has gained momentum again following reports that the French player notified PSG of his decision not to renew his contract with the team. His existing agreement is set to expire in the summer of 2024.
Consequently, there have been indications that PSG might consider transferring Mbappe during the current summer. Alternatively, they face the possibility of him leaving as a free agent merely a year later.
If Mbappe were to move this summer, Real Madrid would be widely seen as his top potential landing spot. However, there is no expectation for the transfer at the Santiago Bernabeu.
According to MARCA’s report, Mbappe is requesting a fee of €240 million if he were to be transferred during this transfer window. Real Madrid, however, believes that they are unlikely to secure the signing of the Frenchman this summer. They anticipate the possibility of acquiring him only if he agrees to a contract after being able to negotiate starting from January 1, 2024.
It appears improbable that Mbappe will join Real Madrid during the summer transfer window. The reasons for this include the substantial transfer fee required and the player’s desire for a significant financial package.
There is more probability of Mbappe moving to Real Madrid next summer, as he is expected to be available as a free agent. In this scenario, although Real Madrid would still need to offer him a significant financial package, the need for a transfer fee would be eliminated.
Certainly, dismissing any possibilities in the ongoing Mbappe saga is impossible. Premier League clubs are likely to express interest in acquiring the services of the Frenchman, considering that he has previously surprised everyone by extending his contract with PSG. Therefore, we must wait and see if a future transfer to Real Madrid materializes.