The reported sum of €180m is alleged to be paid in two installments: €160m up front, and €20m in add-ons. However, Marca believes that the add-ons could soar as high as €30m over the term Mbappe pursues his career with the All Whites.
If this move goes through, it would leave Paul Pogba’s €105m transfer from Juventus to Man Utd way behind, and would create a new transfer sensation in itself.
However, Monaco’s administration has denied the rumos of agreeing to this particular story that could quash all previous transfer sums to Sky Sports.
Interestingly, this news comes right after the sale of the Galacticos’ striker Alvaro Morata to Chelsea. Manager Zinedine Zidane revealed in a press conference that Real were short of a striker following the Spaniard’s departure.
Breaking the bank to sign a new player is not something that Real Madrid are new to. They have made many big moves in the past that include the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, who were also the most expensive transfers of their time.
While this move will go down in history books as the most expensive transfer in football’s history, it would also put a lot of pressure on a young 18-year-old. Mbappe would be in direct competition to Madrid’s famed trio of BBC, and it would be interesting to see as to how the teen sensation fits in at a club of Real Madrid’s stature.
This particular transfer has a lot in its making. On one hand, it could announce Mbappe as the future of world football, and on the other, the huge money involved could flame intangible expectations for the youngster to fulfill. The Frenchman should make a calculated move at this point in time; price tags, after all, can be extremely cruel.
Written by Soumyarendra Barik
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