Lionel Messi has brought Kylian Mbappe closer to Real Madrid than ever before.
After Lionel Messi joins PSG, Real Madrid is expected to increase their interest in Kylian Mbappe.
According to sources, Real Madrid believes they are ‘closer than ever’ to signing Kylian Mbappe. Real believe that with Lionel Messi slated to join Paris Saint-Germain, Mbappe will leave the French giants.
Since his time at former club Monaco, Mbappe has been a long-term Real target.
PSG has entered the final year of his deal with the 22-year-old.
PSG undoubtedly wants to sign him to a new contract, but they are also concerned about losing him on a free transfer next summer.
However, according to Spanish publication AS, Messi’s anticipated transfer to the Ligue 1 team has ‘changed everything.’
PSG will now be more willing to let Mbappe go in this window, according to Real.
Instead than waiting for the striker’s contract to expire, Los Blancos believe they can conclude a transfer this summer.
Real have yet to make an official proposal to PSG for Mbappe, according to the same report, with president Florentino Perez careful not to enrage the French club.
However, Real will wait for a ‘gesture’ from either president Nasser Al-Khelaifi or sporting director Leonardo to begin discussions for Mbappe once Messi complete his deal with PSG.
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According to AS, PSG will be unable to field a side containing Messi, Mbappe, and Neymar in the same starting XI.
And with Mbappe’s contract set to expire, all signs lead to him leaving France.
Mbappe is expected to join Real Madrid this summer or next year, according to Spanish football analyst Graham Hunter.
Mbappe might join Real on loan in the current window before paying a fee in a year, according to Hunter.
“Florentino’s plan to sign Mbappe is firmly entrenched in his mind. Hunter noted on the Transfer Window podcast that he “tends to get his way.”
“He will accept having to fight a lengthy war rather than a brief battle, and Mbappe will be a Real Madrid player this summer or next summer, I am positive.
“If there is, it will cost a lot of money.”Brinkwire Summary News”.