PSG star Mbappe set to 'delay contract signing with Real Madrid'

Kylian Mbappe set to ‘delay contract signing with Real Madrid’ as the PSG star ‘agrees to wait until the summer’ with the clubs set to play in the next round of the Champions League 

  • Kylian Mbappe will be free to agree a pre-contract with Real Madrid on January 1
  • The Paris Saint-Germain star is keen to join the Spanish giants this season 
  • PSG and Real Madrid have drawn each other in the Champions League
  • Mbappe and Real could wait until the summer before agreeing a contract 

There’s just one day to go until Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe will be free to agree a pre-contract agreement with Real Madrid.

The Frenchman is entering the final six months of his contract at the Parc des Princes and it’s no secret that the 23-year-old wants to join Real Madrid this summer.

Mbappe had wanted to move to the Santiago Bernabeu last summer, though PSG rejected two mega-money bids worth £137m and £154m for the striker.

PSG star Kylian Mbappe is expected to join Real Madrid on a free transfer next summer

Reports have suggested though that Mbappe and Real Madrid are in no rush to come to terms on signing a contract. 

On the Transfer Window podcast, it was stated that the two parties spoke this month but have agreed to wait until the summer.

Podcast host Duncan Castles said: ‘In those talks, the conclusion was reached that they would not finish a deal and not attempt to finish a deal in the January window, even though he is formally and legally allowed to speak to Real Madrid and sign a pre-contract if he wanted to.

‘The primary reason is Real Madrid were drawn with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Mbappe wants to respect the club and he doesn’t want any problems in his last six months at PSG.

Mbappe could wait until the summer to sign a contract with the Spanish giants

‘Real Madrid also feel it would not be a good idea to try and force the deal to closure at this point, given that they have to play Paris Saint-Germain, given the complications that would have entering into the match.

‘They are confident they have this deal in place when it’s safer to conclude.

‘And therefore you have a situation where Mbappe and Real Madrid have agreed ‘we leave it until the summer, we want this to happen, the intention is there on bad sides, but the timing is bad on a sporting perspective’.

PSG and Real Madrid will face each other in the last-16 of the Champions League, with the first leg taking place at the Parc des Princes on February 15.

It means that Mbappe could knock Real Madrid out of the competition – before then joining them in the summer.

Mbappe and PSG will face Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid in the next round of the Champions League

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