Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he will soon make an announcement about his future while adding that the process over his next move is ‘almost done’.
Mbappe’s future has been the talk of the town ever since his initial contractual talks with PSG broke down a few months back. And since his ongoing deal expires at the end of the season, Real Madrid have been thought to be the front-runners for his signing.
However, speaking about his future, the World Cup winner has confirmed that everything is now on track and he will make an official announcement soon.
“It will be known very soon, it’s almost done,” Mbappe said at the UNFP awards, where he was named the best player in Ligue 1 for the third consecutive season. “My decision is made, yes, almost.
“Why was I so slow? You have to respect all parties,” he added.
“I know that people expected a lot from me. That’s normal. I’m in a hurry too. But it’s not only about me But here it is, it’s finished right now, there are just some details left,” he concluded.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano says Real Madrid are very optimistic about striking a deal. However, the fact that PSG decided to increase the figures in their recent contract offer might end the story altogether.
Thanks to an improved offer, the team from France is now hoping for the young forward to continue for years to come and not leave on a free transfer.
On the other hand, the player’s mother, Fayza Lamary, recently branded the reports that her son has agreed to a two-year contract extension ‘completely false’. But the aforementioned comments have now given a sense of sheer optimism among the PSG supporters.
So, it remains to be seen where Mbappe will be playing his football next season, with an announcement on his future seemingly imminent.
PSG defender could follow Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid in the summer of 2025
As PSG brace for the departure of Kylian Mbappe, it is set to mark a before and after in the history of the French club.
All signs point towards the 25-year-old superstar signing for Real Madrid on a free transfer, with an agreement between the two parties getting closer.
And, it may so happen that another PSG star might follow Mbappe to the Santiago Bernabeu, albeit a year later in 2025.
Hakimi could return to Real Madrid
Indeed, according to Mundo Deportivo, Achraf Hakimi could opt to leave PSG in the summer of 2025 and Real Madrid would be a likely destination for the Moroccan right-back.
Hakimi, a former Real Madrid academy graduate, has enjoyed success in Paris since joining them from Inter Milan.
However, the Moroccan international will enter the final year of his contract in 2025, with the deal expiring in 2026. And, both the player and the club could opt to part ways then if a new contract is not agreed upon.
And a return to Real Madrid could be on the cards for Hakimi. He is a player very well considered by Carlo Ancelotti.
The ex-Inter Milan man would also come to reinforce the right-back position, which currently has Dani Carvajal and Lucas Lucas Vazquez, whose contract expires at the end of the season, but could be offered a one-year extension.
Furthermore, Hakimi would be keen to return to the Spanish capital and would even be willing to reduce his current salary, which is over €10 million net. The lure of playing with Mbappe, one of his closest friends, will also be a major appealing factor.
As for Real Madrid, they need to soon find a long-term heir to Carvajal and a player like Hakimi, entering his prime years and familiar with the club could prove to be a shrewd signing.