The summer is always an exciting time for the football world. While there are no club competitions taking place, the industry is abuzz with transfer speculation and rumour, and the big moves make headline news all over the world.
Few players have attracted as much attention as Mbappe. The French superstar has long been linked with a move away from his current home of PSG, but will a transfer finally come to fruition? Read on to find out.
Mbappe’s Time at PSG
Kylian Mbappe kick-started his football career at AS Bondy. Even from a young age, his talent was undeniable, and he was closely monitored by a number of European super clubs, such as Liverpool and Bayern Munich.
Mbappe joined Monaco in 2015, where he further developed as a player and was tipped as one of the sport’s future stars. Mbappe was instrumental in Monaco’s 2016/17 Ligue 1 campaign, which saw them lift the trophy for the first time since 2000.
After his stint at Monaco, Mbappe was one of the most in-demand players in the world. It was Paris Saint-Germain that finally managed to secure his signature, and since joining the Parisian side in 2017 he has scored a total of 212 goals in 260 appearances, bagging 98 assists in the process.
The Mbappe Transfer Saga
Today, Mbappe is regarded as one of the best players in the world and is regularly mentioned in the same breath as Ronaldo, teammate Neymar, and former teammate Lionel Messi.
His electric club form has been buoyed by his performances for his country. He led France to a World Cup victory in 2018 and is the youngest-ever French player to score in a World Cup final, doing so at just 19 years old, a performance that delighted sports and live betting fans all over the world.
Given Mbappe’s reputation, his skillset, and his experience, it’s no surprise to learn that clubs across Europe and beyond have been attempting to tempt him away from PSG for years.
Speculation about Mbappe’s future has been rife. Every time it seems a move is close; he shuts down the rumours at the last minute and confirms that he will be staying in Paris.
However, this summer feels different. There’s been a noticeable shift in the air and in the relationship between Mbappe and his boyhood club. He only has one year left on his contract, so if PSG want to cash in on arguably their biggest superstar, they need to do so now.
Where Could Mbappe Go?
Mbappe has been linked with a number of clubs. Liverpool have long been interested in the French star, and he even turned down a blockbuster move to Saudi Arabia this summer which would have seen him net an eye-watering €200 million a season.
However, there’s only one club for Mbappe, as the young player has said so himself. He seems destined to end up at Real Madrid, where so many of the world’s finest players go. The link between Real Madrid and Mbappe has been well documented, but the Spanish side have kept their true intentions well-guarded.
However, if recent reports are to be believed, Real Madrid are readying a substantial bid of around €180 million for the Frenchman, an offer that PSG are sure to accept. Given Mbappe’s self-confessed admiration for the legendary Los Blancos, he is unlikely to turn it down.
Transfer speculation is nothing new in the football world, but few stories have captured the attention quite like Mbappe’s transfer sagas. He has been a star in Paris, but it looks like he’s set for pastures new, and the iconic Bernabeu could very well be his new stage.