Real Madrid has reportedly resumed their pursuit of Kylian Mbappe as the club’s president, Florentino Perez, seemingly confirmed the potential transfer, Newspremises reports.
Los Blancos, who were once close to securing Mbappe’s signature before the French superstar changed his mind a couple of seasons ago, have kept their interest in him no secret.
Despite the obstacle posed by Mbappe’s decision to extend his stay at Paris Saint-Germain back in 2022, opting against a move to the Spanish giants, their desire for him has surged as his current deal approaches its end.
Approaching the final stretch of his contract at Parc des Princes, the 25-year-old is now free to engage in pre-contract discussions with any club worldwide, including Real Madrid.
A video shared on social media, since gone viral and sighted by Newspremises, showed Perez seemingly hinting that his club is still keen on the 2018 World Cup winner.
In the clip, not dated, he appeared to affirm the club’s intentions when asked by a fan about signing Mbappe, responding in Spanish, “Yes, yes, but not this year.”
This follows a report from French media outlet Foot Mercato – via GOAL – suggesting the World Cup winner has already agreed to a transfer to the Spanish capital when his contract expires in the summer.
Meanwhile, Mbappe’s goal-scoring spree continued unabated in the new year, exhibiting a hat-trick and an assist as PSG routed sixth-tier club US Revel 9-0 in the French Cup, securing their place in the next round.
The captain of the France national team, who also holds the record for PSG’s highest goal-scorer, has been remarkable this season, amassing 25 goals and three assists in 24 matches across all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.