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Official: Real Madrid confirm Kylian Mbappe presentation date and time



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Having announced the signing of Kylian Mbappe on June 3, Real Madrid have now confirmed the date on which his official presentation as a club player will take place.

Releasing a statement, Los Blancos have announced that the French superstar will be formally presented next Tuesday, July 16, at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“Real Madrid C. F. announces that next Tuesday 16 July, at 12:00, the presentation of our player Kylian Mbappé will take place at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium,” the statement read.

“Beforehand, the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, will receive Kylian Mbappé at the Ciudad Real Madrid for the protocol act of the signing that binds our new player to the club for the next five seasons.”

Once the presentation is completed, Mbappe will answer questions from the media in the Santiago Bernabeu press room.

Grand plans for Mbappe’s presentation

Real Madrid have big plans for Mbappe’s presentation. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Given that he is one of the best players in the world and one of the biggest signings Real Madrid have made, the club are planning a grand event to welcome Kylian Mbappe.

A walkway will be installed from the changing room exit to the stage that will be set up in the North end of the stadium.

Mbappe’s walk along this catwalk will be accompanied by a fire effect on the sides, while the public address system and musicians will provide a soundtrack to his entrance.

Mbappe will take to the field with 80,000 fans thronging the Bernabeu stands, wearing the official Real Madrid kit for 2024-25, sporting the shirt with the No. 9 on the back.

The guests will be on the stage installed on the pitch. The 360° panoramic video scoreboard will show images of the Parisian star’s superb career, especially the World Cup won in Russia six years ago.

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Just in: Real Madrid’s defensive target picks up fresh injury



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Real Madrid are in active negotiations with LOSC Lille for the transfer of Leny Yoro. After weeks of impasse, the club appear to have made some ground in the race to sign the Frenchman.

However, should the Yoro deal fall through in the coming weeks, Real Madrid have identified Lazio’s Mario Gila as the ideal alternative.

Formerly of RM Castilla, Gila currently plies his trade for Lazio and has emerged as a key defensive lynchpin for the Italian outfit, impressing onlookers with his technique and discipline.

Mario Gila picks up fresh injury

However, in a major development, it appears Mario Gila has picked up a fresh injury during training, reports Diario AS.

In the pre-season camp at Auronzo di Cadore, Gila appears to have fractured his left foot and could be out for several weeks.

Fresh setback for Mario Gila (Photo by Marco Rosi – SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Lazio confirmed the defender’s injury, stating, “Mario Gila underwent clinical and instrumental examinations which revealed a fracture of the phalanx of the big toe of his left foot, suffered during training.”

Gila has started taking the appropriate treatment and the extent of his injury will be known soon. However, as things stand, the defender could be out for at least the next few weeks.

What does this mean for Real Madrid?

Mario Gila’s fresh injury setback is sure to dwindle any hopes of a potential return to Real Madrid this summer.

In any case, Gila’s chances of returning to Santiago Bernabeu were slim given that Real Madrid have finally made some ground in the deal to sign top defensive target Leny Yoro.

Los Blancos, though, would have liked having someone like Gila available as an alternative, especially with LOSC Lille still demanding a fortune for the Frenchman.

Unfortunately, that might not be an option anymore, no thanks to Gila’s injury. The club, though, will keep a close eye on the Spaniard’s injury situation, knowing he could return to fitness before the end of the summer break.

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