Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have given up hope of keeping Kylian Mbappe and expect the forward to announce a move to Real Madrid soon.
That is according to several sources close to the matter.
PSG were adamant about not letting the forward leave and did everything they possibly could to keep Mbappe from the clutches of Real Madrid.
Their offer to the forward included a huge new deal with promises of a better and more competitive squad for next season.
He was also to be named the new captain and given 100% of his own image rights.
Those terms increased the club’s confidence that the recently announced “Ligue 1 Player of The Season” will extend his stay after five years at the Parc des Princes.
But it has been made clear to PSG’s representatives that money was not the most important matter for the forward as his ambition has always been to play for Real Madrid one day.
His contract at PSG expires this summer, although head coach Mauricio Pochettino said last month he is “100 percent sure” that Mbappe will sign a new contract at the club.
There are still some details to be sorted out between Mbappe’s attorney and La Liga champions, but nothing that would prevent the deal from happening.
The Frenchman is having the best season of his career with 25 goals and 17 assists in 34 Ligue 1 matches.