Real Madrid want to sign Kylian Mbappe, who is out of contract with PSG in the summer.
By SAM SMITH
Real Madrid hope to have Kylian Mbappe signed to a pre-contract agreement on January 1 as the Frenchman’s incredible transfer saga continues, president Florentino Perez has confirmed. Mbappe is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and can agree a summer move when the January transfer window opens.
The 22-year-old attempted to leave PSG in the summer but was not allowed to depart for Real.
At least a couple of bids were reportedly submitted by the La Liga side, but each of their attempts were knocked back.
PSG were confident that Mbappe would extend his stay in the French capital, particularly after Lionel Messi was added to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad. The legendary Argentine was captured after Barcelona failed to resolve his future.
But it appears that Mbappe would rather move on.
Real can sign the France international for free in the summer, with a pre-contract agreement to be sorted in january.
Club president Perez has now revealed that talks over a contract are ongoing. The 74-year-old believes Mbappe will have signed a deal in January and will be a Los Blancos player by the beginining of next season.
“We hope by January 1 that everything will be solved,” Perez told Spanish outlet El Debate.
Mbappe was unhappy about not being allowed to leave PSG during the summer transfer window. He insists he told the club he wanted to depart at the end of July, giving the French side a month to find a replacement.