In the latest speculation about the deal, Spanish sports journalist Beppe Estrada confirmed on the “El Chiringuito” program on Spanish television that Mbappe will announce his joining Real Madrid during the European Football Championship (Euro 2020) scheduled to start this month.
Several weeks ago, Josep Pedriroll, presenter of the same famous sports program, said that Mbappe, 22, would play for the Royal next season.
He added that the French international “will not agree to extend his contract with Saint-Germain, and the player is confident that the Parisian team will ask for a reasonable and acceptable number in exchange for abandoning him with one year remaining on his contract, in addition to the fact that the player wants to move to the Bernabeu.”
According to media reports, Real Madrid is making desperate attempts to persuade Paris Saint-Germain to abandon Mbappe a year before the expiration of his contract in the summer of 2022.
Some reports have suggested that his compatriot Karim Benzema, Real Madrid’s top scorer, may take advantage of their presence together in the French national team and convince Mbappe to accompany him at the Santiago Bernabeu, who lacks a top scorer like him to lead the team’s renewal project and lead it over the next decade.