Updated June 3rd, 2024 at 23:45 IST

Kylian Mbappe issues first statement after historic Real Madrid deal, shares pic with Ronaldo

This move concludes years of speculation and interest from Real Madrid, who have long sought Kylian Mbappe's signature.

Kylian Mbappe | Image:X/KylianMbappe
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Kylian Mbappe is finally a Real Madrid player. On Monday, Real Madrid announced it had secured a deal with the French star for the next five seasons, uniting one of football's brightest talents with its most storied club.

This move concludes years of speculation and interest from Real Madrid, who have long sought Kylian Mbappe's signature. The 24-year-old forward, often compared to the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world at the moment. His transfer to Real Madrid marks a significant milestone in both his career and the club's history.

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Kylian Mbappe issues first response after joining Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappe's journey to Real Madrid has been marked by numerous headlines and negotiations. The Spanish giants have consistently expressed their admiration for the Frenchman, who has dazzled fans with his speed, skill, and goal-scoring ability. He was part of the Ligue1 side Paris Saint-Germain. 

“A dream come true, So happy and proud to join the club of my dream @realmadrid Nobody can understand how excited I am right now. Can’t wait to see you, Madridistas, and thanks for your unbelievable support,” Mbappe wrote.

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Mbappe joins the most successful football club in Europe

The 25-year-old World Cup winner with France joins a Madrid team that is already loaded with talent and still celebrating its latest European triumph.

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Just two days ago, Real Madrid won a record-extending 15th European Cup title when it beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the Champions League final in London.

Until now, Kylian Mbappe has played club soccer only for French teams — first at Monaco and for the past seven seasons at Paris Saint-Germain, which he left as a free agent after it failed to persuade him to renew his contract.

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In 2021, Madrid was rejected after offering PSG a bid of 180 million euros — the same amount PSG paid Monaco for a teenage Mbappe years earlier. 

(With PTI inputs)

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Published June 3rd, 2024 at 23:45 IST