Kylian Mbappe: Real Madrid Reserve Special Jersey Number for PSG Star

Kylian Mbappe: Real Madrid Reserve Special Jersey Number for PSG Star

Isaac Darko
updated at November 4, 2023 at 7:18 AM
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  • Kylian Mbappe's jersey number at Real Madrid has been revealed
  • The PSG superstar's future at Paris Saint-Germain is up in the air
  • His contract ends next summer and it is unclear if he will stay on

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe is anticipated to don the coveted number 10 jersey if he joins Real Madrid in the upcoming 2024/25 season.

The 24-year-old French forward has been on Los Blancos' radar for years, with club chief, Florentino Perez, a keen admirer of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball winner.

Mbappe's contract with PSG expires next summer, and the prospect of joining forces with the 2018 World Cup winner has not escaped the desires of several Real Madrid players.

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Kylian Mbappe has been heavily linked with Real Madrid, and he is still expected to join the Spanish giants at some point in the future. Photo by Eurasia Sport Images
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Back in 2022, the 24-year-old came close to joining the 14-time Champions League winners, but he ultimately opted for a contract extension with PSG. Nonetheless, his relationship with the club, notably with president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, soured during the summer.

Reports from Football Espana have nurtured a prevailing sense of confidence within the Santiago Bernabeu that Mbappe will make the switch from Paris Saint-Germain next summer, and this time, without any transfer fee.

Mbappe's jersey number at Real Madrid next season

Journalist Paco Buyo from El Chiringuito via Tribuna further bolsters the speculation by asserting that Mbappe will undoubtedly wear the coveted number 10 jersey next season.

At present, Real Madrid's number 10 jersey is adorning the celebrated Luka Modric, but according to widespread reports, the Croatian maestro is anticipated to bid his farewell to the club by the season's end.

While the number 9 shirt remains unclaimed at the club, it is noteworthy that Mbappe has not previously worn this particular number throughout his career. Currently, he dons the number 10 for the French national team and the number 7 for Paris Saint-Germain.

Mbappe's recent achievements include a third-place finish in the Ballon d'Or rankings last month, trailing only behind Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland.

His potential move to Real Madrid has fans eagerly awaiting an electrifying new chapter in his illustrious career.

PSG celebrate Messi and Mbappe

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on PSG congratulating Lionel Messi, Mbappe, and Randal Kolo Muani for their achievements in the 2023 Ballon d'Or.

The Argentine won his eighth award, beating Man City's Haaland and his former PSG teammate Mbappe, who finished second and third respectively.

Messi received the 2023 award, perhaps his last, after helping Argentina win the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, his win was is seen as quite controversial.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)
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