Kylian Mbappe: Prospective Real Madrid Forward Reportedly Set to Trademark Celebration

Kylian Mbappe: Prospective Real Madrid Forward Reportedly Set to Trademark Celebration

Martin Moses
updated at February 20, 2024 at 3:46 PM
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  • Kylian Mbappe reportedly wants to trademark his celebration and last name
  • The forward is expected to dump Paris Saint-Germain and move to Real Madrid
  • Mbappe has two other phrases in French protected as his intellectual property

Kylian Mbappe has hogged transfer headlines again and is set to dominate them for the next couple of months ahead of his imminent move to Real Madrid.

Reports from Spain indicate that the French forward has already informed Paris Saint-Germain that he won't be exercising his right to extend his contract by one year at the end of the season.

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Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring in the round of 16 2018 World Cup clash against Argentina. Photo by Catherine Ivill.
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Real Madrid have always been the frontrunners to land his signature. There has been mooted interest from clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United, but the Los Blancos are widely expected to finally get the player they have been pursuing for years.

In fact, BBC Sports reports that the 25-year-old has already signed a five-year contract, and the news will be made public once it is clear Real Madrid and PSG can't meet in the Champions League.

Mbappe wants to patent celebration

Amid all these, Mbappe has reportedly taken steps to protect his brand celebration and name. The World Cup-winning forward is one of the few players with a personalised celebration whenever they find the back of the net.

Mbappe often runs to the fans, does a little jump before folding his arms across the chest. Cadena Cope reports that the former Monaco man now wants to own the intellectual right to the image alongside the name 'Mbappe.' If granted, it will be valid in 27 European countries, including Spain, which is expected to be the next stage of his professional career.

Paris Saint-Germain currently lead the Ligue 1 standings, 13 ahead of second-placed Brest. Mbappe leads the top scorer standings with 21 goals.

PSG identify Mbappe's replacement

At the same time, Sports Brief has reported that Paris Saint-Germain have identified Marcus Rashford as one of the possible replacements for Mbappe.

The club's football advisor, Luis Campos, is said to be a massive admirer of the England international. It will, however, be difficult to convince the 26-year-old to move away from Old Trafford, having recently signed a new deal until 2028.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)