Reliable sources have disclosed the potential transfer fee for Paris Saint-Germain’s forward, Kylian Mbappe. Real Madrid, among other clubs, now knows the cost of acquiring the dazzling star this summer, and the buzz in the air is that the Spanish giants are prepped and ‘ready to bid‘.
On Monday, the French striker sent a letter to the PSG top brass, stating his intention not to extend his contract beyond its current expiration date in 2024.
When Mbappe signed his lucrative deal in May last year, which at the time made him the highest-paid footballer globally, it gave him the option to add another year to his contract.
The player had until July 31 to confirm his intention to exercise this option. His decision not to extend the contract indicates that he could depart from Les Parisiens as a free agent next summer.
Reputable football journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that PSG is unlikely to let this scenario unfold. Their primary objective is to persuade Mbappe to sign a new contract. If this fails, they are likely to put the striker on the market this summer.
Real Madrid to Launch Official Bid for Kylian Mbappe
As it stands, the asking price to acquire the 24-year-old is out in the open. According to sources quoted by ESPN, PSG is ready to entertain offers in the ballpark of €150 million (approximately £130 million).
Selling at this price would make Mbappe the second most expensive player in football history. However, it would not surpass the fee that PSG initially shelled out to secure him on a permanent deal in 2018.
The Spanish titan, Real Madrid, emerges as the most probable destination for Mbappe. ESPN adds that Los Blancos are ‘ready to bid’ for Mbappe, eyeing him as a replacement for the departing Karim Benzema.
The Spanish club has shown its strong interest in the forward previously, having launched multiple bids in the summer of 2021, including an ambitious €200 million offer that was rejected on the final day.
Big Clubs Interested in Mbappe
However, it’s not just Real Madrid in the running. Manchester United, spurred by a recent report from Bild journalist Christian Falk, has shown interest in the Frenchman.
Falk suggested that Sheikh Jassim might be interested in bringing Mbappe on board if he acquires the club from the Glazer family.
Liverpool, on the other hand, is a long shot due to budget constraints, although the possibility of a move can’t be entirely dismissed.
Manager Jurgen Klopp is a significant admirer of Mbappe, and Spanish outlet Marca claims Liverpool could be a ‘serious contender’ for Mbappe’s signature.
The summer transfer window is heating up, and the potential move of Kylian Mbappe from PSG is one of the most exciting narratives.
As Real Madrid, Manchester United, and possibly Liverpool line up to secure the services of this talented young player, the world of football holds its breath. Stay tuned for more updates.