The immediate future of Kylian Mbappe remains undecided, but the 18-year-old does have one thing clear in his mind, which is that he will only leave Monaco this summer if it’s to sign for Real Madrid.
He met with Monaco owner and president Dmitri Rybolovlev in Palma de Mallorca last Thursday and explained his intentions.
“Real Madrid or no one,” the Frenchman said at one point, even if some of those closest to him, including his father, would prefer him to join Paris Saint-Germain.
For Mbappe, he pictures himself wearing the white of Real Madrid, but it remains a question of when.
The initial plan of Los Blancos’ directors was to complete the signing now, but to allow Mbappe one further year at the Stade Louis II to continue maturing.
However, a potential Cristiano Ronaldo exit could bring his arrival date forward by one year.
Whatever the case, his transfer will cost at least 100 million euros, making him the club’s record signing, but one who Real Madrid directors believe to be worth it.