It’s official: Real Madrid announces Mbappe signing

It’s official! Real Madrid have announced the signing of superstar forward Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.


Real Madrid announces the signing of Mbappe

The reigning Spanish champions said the 25-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the club.

“Real Madrid C. F. and Kylian Mbappe have reached an agreement whereby he will be a Real Madrid player for the next five seasons,” Madrid said in a statement.

The club also posted a video filled with Mbappe highlights on their social media accounts as a welcoming gesture.

The France international previously confirmed he would leave PSG this summer when his contract expired.

“A dream come true, So happy and proud to join the club of my dream,” he wrote on X.

“Nobody can understand how excited I am right now. Can’t wait to see you, Madridistas, and thanks for your unbelievable support. ¡Hala Madrid!”

The details of Mbappe’s arrival in Bernabeu

Mbappe’s five-year contract is worth €15 million ($16.4 million) a year after taxes, according to the BBC and ESPN.

This is a significant pay cut for Mbappe, considering he previously earned $100 million a year pre-tax at PSG, including bonuses.

Saudi club Al-Hilal offered PSG €300 million ($327 million) for Mbappe, to which he declined.

Real Madrid came close to acquiring Mbappe from Monaco in 2017, before PSG swooped in and offered him a contract worth €180 million ($195.4m).

Reports stated that he will take the number 9 jersey.

Mbappe in fine form

The former PSG skipper gave the club six Ligue 1 and four Coupe de France titles.

He also had one UEFA Champions League final and two semifinals trip during his six-year stay at Parc des Princes.

The France captain won the World Cup with France in 2018, but absorbed a penalty-shootout defeat to Argentina four years later in Qatar.

Mbappe leaves PSG as the club’s all-time top scorer with 255 goals.

Loaded Real Madrid

Mbappe will join a Real Madrid squad that recently won the LaLiga and Champions League title this season.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side defeated Borussia Dortmund in the final to claim their record 15th Champions League trophy.

Mbappe will only boost Madrid’s attack, which already features Vinicius Junior, Jude Bellingham, Rodrygo, and the incoming Endrick.

He will also team up with his France teammates Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, and Ferland Mendy.