Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out signing French winger Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Ancelotti revealed this in a press conference earlier today, August 24, 2023. While he was asked questions about Real Madrid signing Mbappe this summer, the Italian manager said, “No, I rule it out 100%. I think our squad is closed, and our players are thinking about our season.”
Real Madrid have signed Jude Bellingham, Joselu, Fran Garcia, Brahim Diaz, Arda Guler, and Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan from Chelsea this summer for £103 million.
The French star has refused to sign a new deal with French giant Paris Saint-Germain, prompting speculation that he could be joining Real Madrid.
The club also believed that he had agreed to move to Real Madrid as a free agent.
Paris Saint-Germain were believed to be ready to sell the player instead of losing him for free when his contract ends in June 2024.
The player spent the pre-season period training away from the first team amid a contract issue with the club.
The French giant also had an agreement to sell the winger to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal for a world record fee of £259 million.
However, the winger failed to negotiate with the Saudi Arabian team even though they offered him £700 million.
He has return to first-team training at the French side scoring in Paris Saint-Germain’s second match against Toulouse on August 19, 2023.
Kylian Mbappe’s net worth
The Paris Saint-Germain attacker has a net worth of £141 million. He is the highest-paid French player in the World.
According to Forbes list, Mbappe is the third-highest paid athlete in the world at $94 million, behind Cristiano Ronaldo of Al Nassr and Lionel Messi of Inter Miami.
Kylian signed a 10-year contract with Nike worth $187 million.
Kylian Mbappe’s Accomplishments
Kylian Mbappe won the France Footballer of the Year three times in a row. He won it for the first time in 2015, and subsequently in 2016 and 2017.
He was the top scorer in ten different competitions, including being the highest goal scorer for five straight seasons in Ligue 1.
He was the player of the season in the French Ligue 1 four times. Mbappe won the award in 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2022. The winger won the World Cup in 2018, where France defeated Croatia in the final.
The player won one Ligue 1 title with Monaco and five Ligue 1 titles with Paris Saint-Germain.
In addition, the winger won three French Cups, two French League Cups, and three French Super Cups with Paris Saint-Germain.
He also won the French Youth Cup in Monaco. In 2021, he won the Nations League with France. Also, Mbappe won the European U-19 tournament with France in 2016.
Amidst all this, he is likely to become a future Ballon d’Or winner when players who have dominated the award end their football careers.
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