“Initial agreement between Madrid and Monaco for Mbappe. 180 million euros!!!” Spanish newspaper Marca claimed in a report, adding that 160 million euros would be the standard fee for the transfer, with the remaining 20 to be paid at a later stage, after the young French striker would meet certain goals.
Hours later, Sky Sports reported that a high-ranking Monaco official had denied that there is any sort of deal with Real Madrid.
One thing is for sure, the Spanish and European champions are going to sign a high profile striker this summer, and they have the money to do that.
Just a couple of days ago, Zinedine Zidane told reporters that Alvaro Morata’s departure has left the team with a striker less, and something has to be done about it.
Madrid are getting 70 million euros from Chelsea for Morata’s transfer, money expected to be used to sign an even more expensive player.
Monaco have already made 165 million euros this summer, selling a number of players who pushed them to the Ligue 1 title last season, as well as a fantastic run in the Champions League.
If they do decide to sell Mbappe as well, this figure could be doubled, since the young striker is already, at 18, backed to become the most expensive player in the history of the game (until the next one).