KEY POINTS

  • Real Madrid may have struck a deal with Kylian Mbappe for a 2021 transfer
  • Mbappe is currently contracted with PSG until 2022
  • PSG signed Mbappe from Monaco at a fee of $211 million

Former French center-back Adil Rami is convinced that Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) superstar Kylian Mbappe will join Real Madrid next summer.

"I think the thing is through. Mainly because the contract negotiations cannot go on," Rami, who was Mbappe’s France teammate when the Equipe Tricolore won the FIFA World Cup 2018, told RMC Sport.

Mbappe is currently contracted with PSG until 2022, but it is believed that while the Ligue 1 side wants Mbappe to sign an extension, the 21-year-old forward has been hesitating for months. If no agreement is reached, Mbappe’s exit from PSG in the summer of 2021 is certain.

As per Goal.com’s French edition, there had been a meeting between PSG’s management and Mbappe, where the talented playmaker stated that he could choose to remain at the club under a few conditions.

The 34-year-old Rami, who has represented renowned clubs such as Milan, Valencia, Lillee, and Seville to name a few, since his senior debut in 2003, does not believe it.

"You get the impression that it annoys him to talk about it. He and his entourage don't talk to the club either. And from that moment on Because it annoys him, he doesn't want to know anything about it anymore. His future is mapped out. I'm sorry for all Parisians and Ligue 1. I love this player," added Rami in the same RMC Sport interview, which was a part of the program 'Top of the Foot.'

The French edition of the Goal also reported that former French international Jerome Rothen made a similar statement to Rami a few weeks ago. The report stated that Rothen learned "from a reliable source" that Mbappe had already communicated his decision in favor of Real Madrid internally.

"He wants to go to Real - and Real want him,” Rothen was quoted by Goal, as saying.

Mbappe, who is now tipped to move to Santiago Bernabeu next summer, also has other big European clubs chasing him such as FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC, and Juventus.

France forward Kylian Mbappe scored a cracker on Wednesday France forward Kylian Mbappe Photo: AFP / FRANCK FIFE

Mbappe, who first moved to PSG on loan before signing on a permanent basis, has netted 96 goals in 130 competitive appearances for PSG since his debut in 2017.

PSG currently boast two of the most expensive players in European soccer – Neymar, who joined the French side from FC Barcelona at a record fee of $261 million in the summer of 2017. The following summer, PSG signed Mbappe from Monaco at $211 million.