Can Real Madrid really afford to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG this summer?

The France forward is once again being linked with a move to the Bernabeu but there’s now a transfer fee to consider, on top of his huge salary…

According to MARCA, Kylian Mbappe regretted his decision to sign a new Paris Saint-Germain contract immediately.

Two months after lifting up a PSG kit with ‘2025’ emblazoned on the back, standing in front of nearly 50,000 adoring fans, Mbappe was allegedly on the phone to Real Madrid, asking if the club could sign him.

MARCA claims that Madrid were noncommittal, which would make sense in the circumstances. Los Blancos had, after all, only recently been rejected by the French star, who seemed so certain to don their famous white all-white kit just six months previously.

Instead, Madrid reportedly told Mbappe to wait, and stressed that any deal for the player would come with a series of conditions – including their insistence to not enter a bidding war.

If all of this is true, it would represent an ominous sign for Mbappe, especially given Madrid have some of the deepest pockets in Europe.

It all points towards a player in purgatory in Paris, left running down his contract while he waits for Madrid to swoop.

But can Florentino Perez really afford to sign Mbappe this summer? And if they can’t, who could?…

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