Real Madrid rule out signing Kylian Mbappé

Real Madrid have ruled out signing Kylian Mbappé even if he decides not to renew his contract with PSG and leave the club next summer, report Cadena SER.

After being the club’s number one target in the last two transfer windows, Madrid have reportedly decided against signing the French forward regardless of his contractual situation going forward.

The report adds that the arrival of Mbappé would also clash with the club’s current transfer policy. The France captain would join Real Madrid at almost 26 years of age. Madrid’s most recent big signings are fellow France internationals Eduardo Camavinga and Aurélien Tchouaméni. Before that came Brazilian forwards Vinícius and Rodrygo, and Endrick will move to the Santiago Bernabéu in 2024 when he turns 18, as the club continue to sign players under the age of 20.

The Frenchman’s arrival from PSG would also see him earn a substantial amount more than several senior players. David Alaba and Toni Kroos currently earn the most at the club; Alaba takes home €10.8m net per year, while Kroos earns €10.7m net per year. Mbappé would have to be paid a large percentage more than the highest earners at the Bernabéu, something that could upset members of the current squad.

Kieran Quaile | GSFN

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