Real Madrid have reportedly set aside a sum of €250 million ($300 million) to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe. The amount will be used to cover the wages and a signing-on fee for the teenager.
Kylian Mbappe has scored five goals in three Ligue 1 games for PSG so far this season, having returned from a contract dispute with the club. The World Cup winner was frozen out from the squad during their pre-season tour in Japan and did not want to sign a new deal, but PSG wanted him to extend his stay so that if he left in 2024, they would get some money from his transfer. The issue has since been resolved, with Mbappe back in action for PSG’s first game of the season on August 9th against Caen.
If Real Madrid fails to sign PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, the club may turn its attention to Manchester City’s Argentine striker Julian Alvarez.
Mbappe’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires next summer. Transfermarkt estimates that Mbappe’s market value is €180 million.
Alvarez’s current contract with Man City expires in 2028. Transfermarkt estimates his market value at €50 million. He scored 17 goals in 49 games last season and provided four assists.