Kylian Mbappé Joins Real Madrid From Paris Saint-Germain

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe

On Monday, Real Madrid confirmed the signing of French sensation Kylian Mbappé on a five-year contract, bringing an end to one of soccer's longest transfer sagas.

Mbappé's departure from Paris Saint-Germain comes two days after Real Madrid won a record-extending 15th European Cup with their victory against Borussia Dortmund, adding further star power to the team's attack.

The 25-year-old, who became PSG's record scorer during his seven-year stay, will join Vinícius Jr. and Jude Bellingham, two of the world's top players, in the Spanish city to build a potential soccer dynasty.
Mbappé has long been linked with a transfer to Madrid, even before signing a two-year contract deal with PSG that includes a player option for a third year in 2022.

He played almost 300 games for the club, scoring his 250th goal in March and earning the Ligue 1 title the following month.

Despite his significant success in domestic competitions - Mbappé has won six league titles with PSG and one with his previous club, AS Monaco - the attacker has yet to add a Champions League title to his resume, which also includes a World Cup victory with France in 2018.

But things may change at Real Madrid, as Los Blancos enjoy unparalleled success in the competition, having won six European titles over the past years.

Mbappé joined PSG from Monaco for a reported sum of $214 million in 2017, making him the world's second most expensive player behind Neymar Jr.

In August 2021, Real launched a $188 million proposal for Mbappé, which was close to being agreed upon, and the Frenchman confessed that he wanted to leave PSG.

He finally did a U-turn and signed a three-year contract extension to stay in Paris, but it appeared only a matter of time until he joined Real Madrid, a club he had dreamed of playing for as a child.

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