Why La Liga Are Desperate for Real Madrid to Sign Kylian Mbappe

Why La Liga Are Desperate for Real Madrid to Sign Kylian Mbappe

Chukwu Ikechukwu
June 13, 2023 at 1:00 PM
  • La Liga are in support of Real Madrid’s bid to sign French forward Kylian Mbappe this summer
  • The 24-year-old has informed PSG he will not renew his contract with the Ligue 1 club
  • PSG have adamantly declared that Mbappe will not leave the club for free under any circumstances

La Liga are encouraged by Real Madrid’s push to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer as the Spanish topflight is short of star power at the moment.

Mbappe has informed Paris Saint-Germain he will not extend his deal with the Parisians when it expires in 2024, and Los Blancos have now emerged as key favourites to land the 24-year-old forward.

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Kylian Mbappe was voted as the Most Valuable Player in Ligue 1 for the 2022/23 season. Photo by Xavier Laine
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According to Football Espana, La Liga believes the signing of Mbappe would be key to showing that Los Blancos still have an attraction beyond the riches and glamour of the Premier League.

The Spanish topflight is losing star power with the departure of Karim Benzema from Real Madrid another blow, after losses of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar in the past.

La Liga only have two of the top 10 most-followed players that attended the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and the league hopes the arrival of Mbappe will increase the league's popularity again worldwide.

Madrid to table Mbappe bid

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are ready to bid for Kylian Mbappe this summer rather than waiting to sign him as a free agent when his Paris Saint-Germain contract expires, ESPN reports.

Mbappe has informed PSG that he would not be exercising his option to extend his deal by another year, meaning his contract with the Parisians would be up in June 2024.

PSG would be willing to listen to offers of around €150 million for Mbappe this summer to avoid losing the 2022 World Cup Golden Ball winner for free a year later.

Mbappe speaks amid PSG exit talks

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Kylian Mbappe has clarified the uncertainty surrounding his future following news of his decision to tell Paris Saint-Germain that he will not be taking up an option to extend his contract until 2025.

Mbappe's current contract with the Ligue 1 champions is set to expire at the conclusion of the season, with a potential extension for an additional year.

However, the Frenchman communicated to PSG via a letter that he unequivocally rejects the prospect of activating the contract's extension clause for an additional year, regardless of the circumstances.

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