Kylian Mbappe’s move from Paris Saint Germain could reportedly be announced in the coming hours.
Throughout the summer transfer window, Mbappe’s future with PSG has been the dominant story.
It was previously reported that Mbappe had made it clear that he will not sign a new deal with the Parc des Princes club.
As a result, PSG wanted to sell the Frenchman this summer as they did not want to lose their most prized asset for absolutely nothing when his contract expires at the end of the season.
However, it was believed that Mbappe wanted to stay with PSG this season and then sign a pre-contract with Madrid during the January transfer window ahead of a free transfer.
Now, according to Spanish news outlet Vozpopuli, who claimed ‘Florentino Pérez will finalize the signing of Kylian Mbappé. Qatar lowers the price of Mbappé by 50 million. It could be made official in a few hours, even this afternoon, but some fringes remain.’
The report claimed that the unexpected departure of Karim Benzema and the recent injury to Vinicius Junior have led to Madrid president Florentino Perez accelerating the deal to bring Mbappe to the club.
Last year, Perez spoke about Mbappe making a last-minute u-turn to reject Madrid and stay with PSG.
He said: “We didn't sign any pre-contract or agreement with Kylian Mbappe because it's not regular.
“Kylian Mbappe did not betray me. Mbappe told us his dream was to play for Real Madrid, many and many times. But then all changed in 15 days because of political & economical pressure. His dream had to change.”
Perez continued: “Macron called Mbappé, it makes no sense. PSG offered him to be the leader of the project, it changed everything. I didn't see the same Kylian Mbappé that we wanted. Here, no one is bigger than Real Madrid. It won't change.
“It was not easy for Mbappe to receive calls from the president of France... to tell you not to leave the club. Then go to Qatar and they offer things that drive you crazy, probably things out of proportion. This is why Kylian has changed.”