Real Madrid signs Kylian Mbappe on free transfer


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Real Madrid have announced the signing of Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer after the French captain departed Paris Saint-Germain.

With 256 goals in 308 games, the 25-year-old is PSG's all-time top scorer. He has agreed to a five-year contract at the Bernabeu that will pay him €15 million (£12.8 million) a year after taxes.

Real Madrid will pay the signing-on bonus in installments throughout the course of his contract, giving him a little over £85 million in total.

Just two days after Carlo Ancelotti's team won their 15th Champions League title to complete the double, the 2018 World Cup winner joins the team.


The European winners released a succinct statement confirming Mbappe's signing that says, "Real Madrid CF and Kylian Mbappe have reached an agreement whereby he will be a Real Madrid player for the next five seasons."

After that, Mbappe shared images of himself as a child wearing a Real Madrid Jersey on social media to show off his happiness about the transfer.

He said: "A dream come true. So happy and proud to join the club of my dreams, Real Madrid.

Mbappe has long been admired by the Spanish powerhouses, who made an attempt to sign him in 2022, but the forward signed to a new two-year contract at the Parc des Princes.

Only six years after costing the French team £166 million to transfer from Monaco, Mbappe was free to leave PSG for nothing this summer when he declined to sign a one-year contract extension.

Since Mbappe announced his departure last month, PSG has been able to save at least €220 million (£187.5 million) in gross costs.

Where will Mbappe fit in the Real Madrid team?

Semra Hunter, a Spanish football journalist, states: "In the end, it will depend on Carlo Ancelotti's tactical goals."

"Yes, there is a pecking order of sorts but of course you are going to go with the best players that you have available."Assuming Ancelotti sticks with a 4-4-2 formation for the upcoming season, Jude Bellingham will start at the top of the midfield diamond, though Bellingham is truly free to do whatever he wants on the field. This implies that Vinicius and Mbappe, as they have done this season, may launch a two-pronged attack together.

"Vinicius has truly claimed the left side as his own. It's the finest situation for him. Rodrygo is more adaptable tactically; he can play as a No. 10, on the right, or left.

Thus, the alternatives are numerous. He might play Vinicius and Rodrygo on the wings, Mbappe in the middle, and a 4-3-3 formation. However, since they are so well-stocked in that department, he would have to give up a midfielder. That doesn't appear to occur very frequently.

What is the opening and closing date of the summer transfer window?

Starting on Friday, June 14, 2024, the day Euro 2024 begins, the Premier League's summer transfer market will formally open.

August 30 at 11 p.m. UK time is when the window closes.

To connect with the other major leagues in Europe, the Premier League has introduced Deadline Day. Talks with the leagues in England, Germany, Italy, Spain, and France led to the setting of the closing dates.

Mbappe's significance to the French national team and the nation has increased along with his fame.

When a transfer to Real Madrid appeared all but certain in June 2022, President Emmanuel Macron stepped in to convince him to remain at PSG.

With Vinicius Jr., a forward from Brazil, and Jude Bellingham, a midfielder for England, Mbappe will create a potent attacking trio at Real Madrid, who also reclaimed the La Liga title from bitter rivals Barcelona this season.


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