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25 July 2017

Real Madrid agree staggering £161m fee with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe on six-year deal and will be loaned back to French side for one season

REAL MADRID have agreed a staggering £161m fee with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe, according to reports.

The 18-year-old will be loaned back to the French giants for one-year before heading to the Spanish capital.

Kylian Mbappe is the most sought after teenager in the world
Kylian Mbappe is the most sought after teenager in the world
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Zinedine Zidane has money to spend on a striker following the sale of Alvaro Morata

Zinedine Zidane has money to spend on a striker following the sale of Alvaro Morata

It is understood Madrid will pay £143.5m plus £17.5m in add-ons including fees for Champions League and La Liga wins.

He will sign a six-year deal with Zinedine Zidane‘s side, according to Marca.

Sources in Spain claim he will pen a £120,000-a-week deal.

Mbappe is believed to have had “numerous” conversations over the move with Zidane on the phone.

The switch will make the striker the most expensive player in football history.

The deal will eclipse the £89m deal which saw Paul Pogba move from Juventus to Manchester United in the summer of 2016.

Kylian Mbappe was recently in action for Monaco against Stoke City in a pre-season clash
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The teenage sensation banged in 26 goals in all competitions last season as Monaco clinched a historic Ligue 1 title
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It is thought Mbappe and his representatives met with Real Madrid last week to thrash out the terms of any transfer.

Zidane gave his approval for the move while he is away with the Los Blancos squad in Los Angeles on a pre-season tour.

He will return back to Madrid this week where he will meet with the young Frenchman to discuss his plans for the future.

These flops show why Kylian Mbappe may want to avoid Arsenal's number 9 shirt
Kylian Mbappe was a vital part of the side that advanced through to the Champions League semi-finals before losing to Juventus
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Kylian Mbappe factfile

  • Born in Bondy, a suburb of Paris, on December 20, 1998
  • Joined Moncao in 2013 after two years at the famed French national football centre, Clairefontaine
  • Made his Monaco debut on December 2, 2015 – beating Thierry Henry’s 21-year-old record to become the club’s youngest ever player aged 16 years, 347 days
  • Scored his first goal for the club in February 2016 and become Monaco’s youngest ever scorer aged, 17 years, 62 days, once again beating a Thierry Henry record
  • In February 2017, become the youngest player since 2005 to score a Ligue 1 hat-trick, aged 18 years and two months
  • Took the Champions League by storm, helping Monaco to the semi-final of the competition with six goals in nine matches
  • Finished the season with 26 goals in all competitions and was named in the Ligue 1 and the Champions League teams of the season
  • Made his France debut in March 27 against Luxembourg – becoming the second youngest French player ever (behind Maryan Wisnieski) at 18 years, 3 months, 5 days

The Champions League winners could only sanction the mega-money swoop after selling Alvaro Morata to Chelsea for £65m last week.

While Monaco want Mbappe to return on a season-long loan deal, the forward is believed to want to stay with Madrid.

President Florentino Perez sees the youngster as both a current and future star.

Florentino Perez says his priority is agreeing a new deal with Zinedine Zidane this summer
Florentino Perez says his priority is agreeing a new deal with Zinedine Zidane this summer
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Mbappe has been capped four times by the French national side, but has so far been unable to register his first goal
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was keen to land Mbappe or Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez this summer as well.

He will now turn his attentions to the Chilean ace after losing out in the race for the French star.

Monaco issued a statement last week warning clubs they would face action for illegal approaches of Mbappe.

Sky Sports meanwhile have reported that Monaco have not agreed to sell Mbappe to Madrid.


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All of Kylian Mbappe's AS Monaco goals from this season in Ligue 1
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