Monaco's 18-year old striker Kylian Mbappe has taken the footballing world by storm this season. The youngster has already been linked with a number of top European clubs even before he completed a full season in the first team of the French club.
The likes of Manchester United, PSG, Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid have shown an interest in the young gun. However, reports from Spain suggest Mbappe has already decided his next club.
Earlier this week, reports claimed that Manchester United were desperate to land the highly talented forward and submitted a bid in the region of £72 million only to get rejected by Monaco. A higher bid from Manchester United would not have made much difference as Mbappe is reportedly bent on a Real Madrid move.
Reports claim Real Madrid have made Mbappe their number 1 summer transfer target. Los Blancos are in contact with his family who also doubles as his representatives. Mbappe has already agreed on a move to Real Madrid and one of the major reasons was the opportunity to work with Zinedine Zidane, reports said.
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Real Madrid would have to pay a huge amount to sign Mbappe. His transfer fee is expected to be around £84.8 million– a world record fee for a teenager.
Last season Mbappe made a total of 14 appearances for Monaco with one goal and one assist. Things took a U-turn this season with the forward notching up 24 goals and 11 assists so far.
Mbappe will only get better from here and the Real Madrid move would certainly help him realise his full potential under Zidane. Moreover, he will also get a chance to rub shoulders with the greats of the game.
With Mbappe being Real Madrid's number target, the Spanish club is taking a hard look at the earlier plan to land Antoine Griezmann. The club's interest in Eden Hazard and Paulo Dybala may also get a priority check as Zidane is really impressed with the rise of Marco Asensio. He wants to give him more chances next season