Kylian Mbappe is under contract with Paris Saint-Germain until 2022. He makes over $20 million annually plus bonuses. Real Madrid is said to be interested in signing him. Should he join Real Madrid or stay with Paris Saint-Germain.
Kylian Mbappe – Biography
Born in December 1998 in Paris, Kylian Mbappe Lottin began training under his father. During the course of his youth career, he had a phenomenal performance in the Clairefontaine academy. Mbappe began his career with AS Bondy and was there for 11 years. Then in 2013, he joined Monaco’s youth team. The Frenchman also scored 7 goals for the French Under-19 team.
Mbappe debuted with the senior AS Monaco team in 2015 against SM Caen. He scored his first goal for the team in 2016 at the age of 17, becoming the youngest goalscorer for AS Monaco. Already, his potential was shining through.
He scored the first hat-trick of his AS Monaco career against Stade Rennais in the Coupe de la Ligue. It was also the first hat-trick scored by any AS Monaco player in the competition since Sonny Anderson in 1997. When Mbappe scored a goal for AS Monaco with a half-volley against Manchester City, he became the second-youngest French scorer in UEFA Champions League history behind Karim Benzema. Breaking records left, right and centre, the teenager had announced himself to the world.
After winning Ligue 1 with Monaco, Mbappe joined PSG in 2017. A loan deal with an obligation to buy for €145 million plus €35 million in add-ons, the following season. This made him the second most expensive transfer ever, after his teammate Neymar of course. His first goal for PSG came on his debut, a 5–1 Ligue 1 win at Metz. Instant impact from the golden boy.
At the age of 18, Mbappe played for France in 2017 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. The second-youngest player after Maryan Wisnieski to play for the French national team. He scored his first international goal against the Netherlands in a 2018 World Cup qualification game. The French international then played an instrumental part in Les Bleus’ World Cup triumph in Russia. 4 goals in 7 games, including a goal in the final, helped bring football’s most prestigious trophy back to France.
Accomplishments of Mbappe
In 2018, at 19-years old Mbappe became the youngest French player to score in a World Cup and the second-youngest ever to score in a World Cup Final.
He won the 2018 World Cup Best Young Player award and the Ligue 1’s 2019 Player of the Year award as its 2018-19 top goal scorer.
Mbappe donated his $500,000 World Cup bonus to a charity that organizes sporting events for disabled children.
Watchmaker Hublot signed him as a global ambassador in 2018 and became his leading sponsor after Nike.
Madrid – The next chapter?
Recent reports from Paris and Spain suggest that Kylian Mbappe is not happy at Paris Saint-Germain and could be waiting to join Real Madrid once his current contract expires. Per Cadena SER, after a recent argument with boss Thomas Tuchel when leaving a win against Montpelier, Mbappe is again ignoring PSG’s desperate attempts to sign him to a contract extension. His current deal runs out in June 2021.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and manager Zinedine Zidane have made it pretty clear that Mbappe is a top target for Real Madrid. They hope that one day he will play in the Santiago Bernabéu. Los Blancos actually attempted to sign him when he broke out at Monaco during the 2016-17 campaign. But he opted to stay in France and join PSG.
“Vadim, it’s too soon for me. I haven’t played for more than a year in my own country. I’m from Paris and I don’t want to leave my country right now. I want to become a great player here. Real Madrid will wait for me.“What Mbappe told former Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev after Real Madrid submitted the offer for him
Since Mbappe scored 15 goals in the Champions League to guide a weak Monaco team to the semifinal, Perez and Zidane have been waiting for the perfect time to make a record-breaking offer. That time looks like it’s near.
Kylian Mbappe – What the future holds
It will take a very significant offer to sign the 20-year-old, considering all the money possessed by PSG’s ownership group. Real Madrid could offer Mbappe double his salary to make the deal possible. But considering how much he’s earning already, is money really going to be the deal breaker? Check SBR’s soccer page for the latest news and rumours about Mbappe’s future.
Real Madrid did sign Eden Hazard but they never really replaced Cristiano Ronaldo after he went to Juventus. Mbappe is a prolific player at a young age and he may want a new challenge, especially if his team can’t make a deep run in the UEFA Champions League. Should he go to Real Madrid? After securing a new deal with Nike, there are murmurings about a move to Liverpool. #Mbappe2020 could be a possibility. One thing’s for sure, it’s hard to see him playing his entire career in France.
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