Real Madrid are said to be ‘confident’ of signing Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe for €180m next summer, unless the Frenchman puts pen to paper on a new deal.
The 21-year-old has been linked with a move to Madrid for over a year, but the Spanish giants were unable to make any concrete moves during the recent transfer window due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mbappe has continued to impress at the start of the 2020/21 season, already scoring seven goals and seven assists after just eight games.
PSG sporting director Leonardo recently confirmed that the Ligue 1 champions have opened talks with a number of key players – including Neymar and Mbappe – over new deals. As for Mbappe, his current contract is set to expire in 2022, and AS have now reported that Real Madrid’s pursuit of the forward has reached a critical stage.
That’s because PSG are stepping up their efforts to tie one of the word’s best players to a new deal, meaning Real will also know whether to make a suitable move in the summer of 2021. Their strategy of waiting will work in their favor. Or not.
AS claim that Mbappe has actually turned down three offers to extend his stay in Paris. But should they not put pen to paper on a new deal, Los Blancos would be in a strong position to make a move for him – they are ‘confident’ of signing Mbappe for a ‘reasonable’ price of around €180m. But will be able to take off. In 2021
Mbappe has been in excellent form this season / Xavier Laine/Getty Images
The report states that Mbappe is likely to sign a new contract in Paris despite Real Madrid’s specific release clause. That wouldn’t necessarily suit Los Blancos, as the price would undoubtedly be higher than the fee they would need to pay next year – due to the fact that Mbappe’s contract expires in 2022.