Kylian Mbappe, one of the most sought-after players in world football, is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his contract in 2024. The 24-year-old French forward has reportedly decided not to sign a new deal with the Ligue 1 champions, despite being offered a record-breaking contract. Mbappe has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for several years and could join the Spanish giants on a free transfer next summer.
The 24-year-old Mbappe has been a key player for PSG since joining them from Monaco in 2017, initially on loan and then on a permanent basis. He has scored 217 goals in 263 appearances for the Parisian club, winning five Ligue 1 titles, two Coupe de la Ligue trophies, and reaching the UEFA Champions League final in 2020. He has also won numerous individual awards, such as the Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 2022-23, the FIFA World Cup Silver Ball in 2022, and the French Player of the Year three times.
Mbappe’s departure from PSG will be a huge blow for the club, which has invested heavily in building a team around him and his fellow superstar Neymar. PSG had also signed Lionel Messi, forming a formidable attacking trio with Mbappe and Neymar. But Messi and Neymar have already left the club, and Mbappe also looks to be on his way. Mbappe’s departure is expected to leave a huge void in the PSG lineup.
Let’s have a look at five Real Madrid players PSG may be eyeing to swap with Kylian Mbappe:
Vinicius Jr. is the trusted winger for Real Madrid and the Brazil national team. He is known for his speed, dribbling, and creativity on the pitch. He joined Real Madrid in 2017 from Flamengo, where he was just 18. In the 2023-24 season, Vinicius Jr. scored one goal in three appearances for Real Madrid in La Liga He has also helped his club win the UEFA Champions League, the Spanish Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup in previous seasons. Some of his biggest achievements include being named the FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball in 2022-23. He has also represented Brazil at the 2021 Copa América and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.