According to reports, Kylian Mbappe intends to sign with Real Madrid after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires.

After Real Madrid and PSG are eliminated from playing each other in the Champions League this season, an announcement is not anticipated.

After his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in the summer, Kylian Mbappe is reportedly planning to move from the French metropolis to its Spanish equivalent, Real Madrid.

According to Guillem Balague, the World Cup winner is anticipated to sign a five-year contract with Real Madrid, where he will receive more than $16 million year. Along with keeping a portion of his image rights, Mbappe will also get a signing bonus worth over $162 million, which will be distributed over the duration of the contract.

Contracts have not yet been signed, and no announcement is expected until after Real Madrid’s potential matchup with PSG in the UEFA Champions League this season has been formally ruled out. Both teams are still in the competition and defeated Real Sociedad and RB Leipzig in their respective first-leg matches last week.

Balague claims that Mbappe’s position has already been determined by Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, who plans to use him either in the centre or on the left side of the attack. Vinicius Junior is anticipated to play on the left, with Jude Bellingham, the season’s biggest surprise, occupying a deeper midfield position.

The announcement of Mbappe’s transfer to Real Madrid comes just a few days after he allegedly informed PSG officials that he would want to leave at the end of the current campaign, and following an extensive effort by the Spanish team to sign him. Although Mbappe chose to extend his contract with PSG over a move to Los Blancos in the summer of 2022, the club has consistently been positioned as the player’s logical next step and the culmination of Real Madrid’s most recent dreams to assemble a superteam.

The Frenchman’s impending admission to the Spanish club indicates that the parties have just overcome a roadblock in the negotiations. The Athletic claims that Mbappe’s team was dissatisfied with one of Madrid’s most recent offers, which was less than what they gave in 2022 but would still make him the team’s highest-paid player.

A major roadblock that might no longer exist is Mbappe’s participation in this summer’s Olympics in Paris. Though the July competition takes place just weeks after Mbappe is anticipated to conclude a stint with France’s senior national team at the Euros, the youngster has openly stated his desire to compete as an overage player in an attempt to win gold with a team led by France icon Thierry Henry. While Henry has not yet made a public statement regarding Mbappe’s chances of being included in the Olympic team, a stint with them would most likely postpone his Real Madrid debut.

Although there has been interest from Premier League clubs, Mbappe has picked Madrid, who has always been his most ardent suitor. Arsenal was mentioned last week, and it was said that Liverpool was also a possibility.