According to reports in Spain, the highly rated youngster has finally made a decision regarding where he wants to play his football next season.
By SportBrief Reporter
Monaco’s star striker Kylian Mbappe has reportedly informed the French club that he only wants to leave for Real Madrid.
Mbappe has been linked with a number of high profile clubs around Europe, including Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United but news coming out of Spain suggest the Frenchman has his heart set on a move to the Bernabeu.
Spanish newspaper Marca claim the 18-year-old striker, who was in scintillating form last season as he scored 26 goals in all competitions, is keen to join the European and Spanish champions, and that the doubts over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future could potentially accelerate the deal.
The multiple Ballon d’or winner is apparently unhappy at Madrid because of a perceived lack of support over his battle with Spanish tax authorities with sources close to the player claiming that the 32-year old wants to leave the Bernabeu this summer.
Should Ronaldo leave Madrid, Mbappe would be more assured of seeing plenty of game time at the Spanish giants and hence would be more inclined to join Zidane’s men with the prospect of being the main man at Real a tempting proposition.
However, any deal for the 32-year-old would likely cost a world-record fee – which could reach a figure close to £350million, according to the Spanish newspaper.
On the other hand, the re-election of Florentino Perez as club president at Madrid could as well accelerate the deal for the 18 year old as Perez is thought to be a huge admirer of the French striker.
The 70-year-old has become well known for his Galactico signings and could look to make another huge statement in the transfer market ahead of the new season by securing the signature of Europe’s hottest prospect, Mbappe.