Mbappe Joining Real Madrid Might Be True – Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez
Real Madrid football club president, Florentino Perez has revived hopes that France international, Kylian Mbappe might leave PSG and come to Madrid.
Madrid have long been linked with Mbappe and their desire to lure the World Cup winner to the Spanish capital is no secret as the clubs heirarchy always try to sign big name players every season.
Hopes of signing Mbappe to the club appeared dim after PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino claimed the attacker would “100 per cent” be at Parc des Princes next season, but Perez has revived speculation after Real Madrid won the league title on Saturday, April 30.
Speaking to Movistar in the wake of Madrid’s La Liga triumph, Perez said: “I hadn’t thought about it [Mbappe] but now that you mention it, it might be true and so on.”
He added: “When we plan next year’s squad, we’ll see.”
Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti was also asked about the possibility of signing the PSG star and gave a cryptic response, telling beIN Sports: “Mbappe to Real Madrid? With this club, with this president, the future is already written.”
However, when asked if that was meant as a confirmation that the deal was done, the Italian coach replied: “I didn’t say that.”
PSG have tried to convince him to stay in France by tabling a bumper €50 million-a-year contract which would make the 23-year-old the highest-paid player at PSG, surpassing the likes of Neymar and Lionel Messi’s salary but he is yet to accept it, with just one year left on his current deal.