The future of Kylian Mbappé will again be front and center as the 24-year-old enters the final year of his contract. Mbappé’s contract has the option to extend until 2025, but reports suggest he won’t trigger that clause.
As a result, the Real Madrid rumors have begun again this summer. The Spanish club’s president Florentino Pérez commented on possibly going after the France international again.
“Yes, yes, but not this year,” Pérez said (h/t Canal Supporters).
Real Madrid needs a striker for the foreseeable future now that the Karim Benzema era has ended. Benzema will join Al-Ittihad on July 1, so now Los Blancos have to replace his production, and of course, Mbappé’s name is mentioned.
The La Liga side failed to land Mbappé in 2022, leading many to say that the Real Madrid train only comes once; however, it seems Pérez is willing to go around again for the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner.
It will be interesting to see if PSG’s summer transfer window influences his decision. Sporting advisor Luis Campos has hit the ground running, improving the squad to ensure Mbappé that the capital club is building a well-balanced team.
Campos has already brought Milan Škriniar and Marco Asensio as free agents; meanwhile, PSG dropped €60 million for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Manuel Ugarte and the Portuguese club chief is definitely not done.