- Real Madrid's social media accounts mistakenly posted Kylian Mbappe as their player
- The post was created just before France played Poland in the World Cup Round of 16
- Mbappe was involved in a two-way transfer battle with PSG winning his signature
Hawk-eyed football fans recently noticed that Spanish giants Real Madrid posted Kylian Mbappe as one of their players on their Twitter page.
It is still not lost on a majority of fans that a protracted transfer battle ensued between Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain earlier in the summer.
Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez had initially thought that he would secure Mbappe on a free transfer. However, the 23-year-old made a U-turn and extended his PSG contract by three years, making him the best-paid player in the world.
Mbappe to Madrid in January?
A rift between Mbappe and Neymar has brought back the rumours that the former might force a move away from the club in January. The young French star has been skipping press conferences in Qatar to avoid answering that question.
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Prior to France's game against Poland in the round of 16, Real Madrid posted a picture of Mbappe alongside Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga. While the latter two are Madrid players, Mbappe isn't.
Clubs usually post about their players on international duty before or after they play in a game. Madrid's posting of Mbappe has raised questions that the transfer might still happen after all.
The post was quickly deleted, but not before a few fans took screengrabs. A new post featured photos of only Tchouameni and Camavinga.
Mbappe versus Poland
Mbappe went on to drop another masterclass, bagging a brace to ensure the defending champions remain on course to retain their title. He is currently leading the World Cup top scorer charts with 5 goals.
Didier Deschamps' side face England in the quarter-finals on Saturday. Mbappe's future in Paris will be scrutinised after the World Cup.
Madrid fans want Mbappe
Sports Brief had earlier reported that Mbappe's performance and goal-scoring heroics in Qatar have caught the attention of Real Madrid fans on social media.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward has been in blistering form for Les Bleus, scoring five goals in as many games played, including a brace in the last 16 clash against Poland.
Source: Sports Brief News