Real Madrid knows it has the leverage to wait until next summer to sign Kylian Mbappé as a free agent. However, sometimes playing the waiting game isn’t ideal, as the Spanish club could find out.
The capital club is keen on offloading Mbappé this summer to avoid losing him as a free agent. After the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner opted not to trigger his option to extend his contract until 2025, it became clear that PSG must sell.
While Real Madrid knows they’re the likely destination, ESPN’s Rodrigo Fáez reports that Los Blancos are considering accelerating their efforts to secure the French superstar’s signature.
🚨🇫🇷| JUST IN: Real Madrid had originally expected to wait until 2024 for Kylian Mbappé, but they would like to get a deal done NOW to avoid the risk of Premier League clubs entering the race for next year and driving up his personal terms & his signing-on fee. @RodrigoFaez pic.twitter.com/hpxxFNOFF0
— PSG Report (@PSG_Report) July 29, 2023
Initially, the La Liga side planned to wait until 2024, when Mbappé’s contract with PSG expires. Nonetheless, recent developments have prompted Real Madrid to reassess their strategy.
Real Madrid is now keen on finalizing a deal for Mbappé at the earliest opportunity. The 14-time UEFA Champions League winners want to avoid the potential risk of Premier League clubs entering the race for the coveted forward next year.
There’s fear that increased competition from English clubs could drive up his personal terms and signing-on fee. As a result, it would make the transfer more costly and complex.