Mbappe move to Real Madrid expected early next week

football31 May 2024 15:50| © AFP
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Kylian Mbappe © Getty Images

Kylian Mbappe's highly anticipated move to Spanish champions Real Madrid will be made official early next week, AFP learned on Friday from a source close to the negotiations.

The captain of the French national team, who will be available on 30 June when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires, has decided to sign for Real after seven seasons in Paris.

Contacted by AFP, his entourage did not immediately respond.

If the move is announced as expected on Monday or Tuesday, Mbappe is unlikely, according to several media outlets, to be presented in the Spanish capital before the end of Euro 2024, which runs from 14 June to 14 July.

For the moment, he is expected to remain with the France team which has been in camp in Clairefontaine since Wednesday ahead of two Euro warm-up matches.

They face Luxembourg in Metz on Wednesday and Canada in Bordeaux four days later.