Real Madrid Clears Intentions On Signing Mbappe After Carlo Ancelotti’s Statement

By Shyam
4 Min Read
Carlo Ancelotti

Kylian Mbappe is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain next summer with Real Madrid ensuring they keep a space in their squad clear to complete their long pursuit.

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Real Madrid will not make any additions in the January transfer window in order to keep a spot in their squad for the upcoming signing of Kylian Mbappe.

The Spanish giants have been pursuing the Frenchman for several summers, and he was on the verge of joining the club in 2022 before a last-minute change of heart kept him in Paris. This comes a year after PSG turned down a world-record transfer bid from the Spanish giants.

Los Blancos issued a statement on Saturday to deny allegations in local media that they were in talks to sign the French superstar.

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The French superstar will be allowed to speak to clubs after the turn of the year about the possibility of a pre-contractual agreement before his contract expires on June 30 of next year.

For many years, Madrid has been considered the favorite to recruit the striker. However, they have been unsuccessful in their pursuit of the Frenchman.

Mbappe was left out of PSG’s pre-season tour owing to his uncertain future. Despite this, he eventually stayed in Paris and was quickly reintegrated into the first-team squad ahead of this season.

The Spanish giants planned to recruit Mbappe last summer when Karim Benzema confirmed his departure to Saudi Arabia and Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, and Mariano Diaz – the latter of whom was Madrid’s sole remaining designated center striker – all left as free agents. Joselu, a Spain international, was later signed, but he is the club’s only senior central striker.

Is Mbappe Happy At PSG?

Mbappe has blossomed into a PSG superstar, scoring 224 goals in six seasons at the Parc des Princes, but has appeared to be itching for a move in recent seasons.

That speculation peaked in 2022 when his contract with the club was around six weeks away from terminating before he signed an extension.

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe

According to a recent article in Diario AS, Mbappe’s future is uncertain, although a move remains a strong possibility. If Mbappe leaves as a free agent, PSG will save €100 million (£87 million) in loyalty bonuses owing to him at the end of his contract.

The fee savings would greatly ease the blow of the French club failing to obtain a transfer fee. Meanwhile, according to Marca, Madrid will not make any acquisitions during the January transfer window.

Despite their lack of depth in attack, this is yet another strong indication that they are leaving their squad low in order to facilitate any attempt to sign Mbappe in the summer window.

The striker signed a new contract with the Parc des Princes until the summer of 2025, with the final year being an optional renewal on the player’s behalf. The striker will be free to arrange a pre-contract agreement with another club in January.

Mbappe explained his future in Paris earlier this year after refusing to discuss his pleasure at the club. “For now, a second World Cup,” the France international had said ahead of the competition a year ago, when quizzed over an alleged transfer request. “After that, I don’t know.”

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.