Real Madrid ‘in pole position’ to sign Kylian Mbappe next summer with Florentino Perez plotting to see off competition from Liverpool, Juventus and Barcelona for PSG striker
- French striker Kylian Mbappe is widely anticipated to leave PSG next summer
- Real Madrid and Liverpool are both interested in signing talented 21-year-old
- Reports in Spain say Real are in pole position and Florentino Perez is strategising
- Mbappe has idolised Zinedine Zidane from a young age and is keen on move
Real Madrid are ‘in pole position’ to sign PSG striker Kylian Mbappe next summer.
Club president Florentino Perez has made the gifted 21-year-old striker his priority target and is already strategising to see off competition from Barcelona and Liverpool.
According to AS, Mbappe wants the move to Real to work under one of his heroes, Zinedine Zidane, having first met his compatriot as a star struck 13-year-old.
Kylian Mbappe will be one of the most sought-after players in the world next summer
‘Mbappe thinks in white’, ran the AS headline as they report his interest in a Real move
Jurgen Klopp is a known admirer of the player and Mbappe has also spoken with affection for Liverpool in the past.
And Barcelona are a late entry in the race for the World Cup-winner’s signature through presidential candidate Victor Font.
PSG are desperate to keen hold of their star forward but are becoming increasingly resigned to him leaving.
Mbappe is already among the best players in the world and hugely experienced at just 21
The French champions tabled a contract offer of £136million over the next five years but the young talent has not accepted.
Another indication of his planning of a move away is the hiring of Delphine Verheyden, a specialist sports lawyer
She regularly works in the area of image rights and could be a key part of negotiations for a contract with Real or any of the other suitors next summer.