SportsMbappe's $18m Madrid move sparks Real Madrid rumors

Mbappe's $18m Madrid move sparks Real Madrid rumors

In the photo: Kylian Mbappe
In the photo: Kylian Mbappe
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12:03 PM EDT, May 24, 2024

Since Kylian Mbappe announced his departure from PSG, almost all sports journalists worldwide know he will join Real Madrid. Although the French star has not confirmed these speculations, media from the Iberian Peninsula report that he has already prepared for life in the Spanish capital. The 25-year-old bought a residence there worth over $18 million.

On May 10, Kylian Mbappe announced on his social media that he would not extend his expiring contract with PSG and will bid farewell to Paris at the end of the season. Leading French and Spanish media are convinced that the 25-year-old striker has "settled" with Real Madrid, and the club is merely waiting for the right moment to announce the move.

There is a lot of excitement on the Iberian Peninsula due to media reports that Mbappe has purchased a residence in the luxurious Madrid district of La Moraleja. The newspaper "La Razon" provided this information, among others. According to its journalists, the star finalized the transaction on Tuesday, and one factor influencing his choice was the favorable location. The estate is only about a 15-minute from Real Madrid's training facilities.

La Moraleja is a district chosen by Madrid's wealthiest residents. Spanish media reports that Mbappe's neighbors include, among others, legendary Real Madrid center-back Sergio Ramos and famous Hollywood actor Richard Gere. David Beckham also lived there in the past.

Media from the Iberian Peninsula estimate that Mbappe paid around 17.6 million euros (over $18 million) for his new residence. It is not yet known when the Frenchman will permanently move into his new home. Given the property's price, one can assume he will enjoy true luxury there.

Mbappe has been with PSG since the 2017/2018 season. He won six French championships and three national cups with the club during this time. However, he never triumphed in the Champions League. The closest he came was in the 2019/2020 season, but PSG ultimately lost to Bayern Munich 0-1 in the final. Real Madrid, where Mbappe is most likely to play, has repeatedly shown its knack for winning this competition.

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