Real Madrid have reportedly agreed a €180m deal for Monaco’s Kylian Mbappé. This move would beat the transfer record set by Paul Pogba, as he moved from Juventus to Manchester United for the 105m euro, in 2016. Also Read - El Clasico: Real Madrid Beat Barcelona 3-1 at Camp Nou
Mbappe caught the eye of Real Madrid with a series of brilliant performances in Leonardo Jardim’s title-winning side last term. The 18-year-old striker spearheaded Monaco’s ascent to the Champions League semi-finals and there’s been widespread interest from across Europe in the Frenchman’s services. Also Read - Who is Ansu Fati - The Youngest Goal-Scorer in El Clasico History
Set at 180m euros, Mbappe’s fee will be split down to 160m euros up front with 20m euros worth of add-ons as the Frenchman pursues his career at Madrid, although the value of those variables may be higher, towards 30m euros. Also Check: West Ham United Sign Striker Javier Hernandez From Bayer Leverkusen For £16m Also Read - El Clasico 2020 Live Streaming Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Preview, When And Where to Watch BAR vs RM Live TV Broadcast, Online Live Streaming, Fantasy Predictions, Timings in India
However, the world record deal won’t burn the hole in Real Madrid’s pocket as the UCL Champions sold a series of players to raise an impressive amount of money, in their pursuit of Mbappe. The move comes after Alvaro Morata left for Chelsea for a fee of 80m euros, and James Rodriguez was sent to Bayern Munich on loan.
This move will also spell trouble for Karim Benzema’s Bernabeu career and he might say goodbye to the Galacticos to make space for Mbappe. It is thought that Benzema, who has won La Liga twice and the Champions League three times, would command a transfer fee in the region of £62.6m.