Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid 2024: Every transfer story and update

  • Mbappe set to leave Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid in 2024
  • France superstar has long flirted with move to the Bernabeu
  • Every update and story ahead of expected transfer in summer window

Mbappe looks primed to join Real Madrid
Mbappe looks primed to join Real Madrid / Xavier Laine/GettyImages

It's the transfer saga that rears its ugly head every year. This time, however, Kylian Mbappe finally looks set to leave France for Spain.

The France captain has long flirted with a move to Real Madrid from Paris Saint-Germain, where he became the club's all-time leading goalscorer after joining as a prodigious teenager from Monaco.

With his contract expiring at Parc des Princes in the summer, here's every update on Mbappe's expected move to the Bernabeu in the 2024 summer transfer window.

2 March 2024

Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele
Mbappe was subbed at half-time against Monaco / Jean Catuffe/GettyImages

Mbappe's on-field ending to life at Parc des Princes is panning out pretty strangely.

The France captain was substituted at half-time during a goalless draw with Monaco and then proceeded to watch the rest of the game from the stands with his mother. He then joined his teammates at full-time.

29 February 2024

Reports all over the shop seem to suggest Mbappe has agreed a move to Madrid, but he is said to have denied that to high-ranking officials during Sheikh Tamim ben Hamad Al Thani's visit to France.

28 February 2024

Emmanuel Macron, Kylian Mbappe
Macron and Mbappe after the 2022 World Cup final / Jean Catuffe/GettyImages

Mbappe's impending PSG exit has naturally caught the eye of France president Emmanuel Macron. The pair met face-to-face at the Elysee Palace, where Macron reportedly quipped: "You're going to create problems for us."


26 February 2024

Luis Enrique
Enrique will soon be without Mbappe at PSG / Jean Catuffe/GettyImages

PSG boss Luis Enrique made a rather large admission that Mbappe's future lies elsewhere after a 1-1 draw with Rennes, claiming his side will need to learn to play and win without the talismanic forward "sooner or later".

Mbappe was subbed off after 65 minutes with his side a goal down, with substitute Goncalo Ramos rescuing a point with a 97th-minute penalty.

25 February 2024

Enrique was asked about any potential change in Mbappe or the rest of the squad in the build-up to their clash with Rennes.

However, he gave little away.

24 February 2024

La Liga president Javier Tebas gave Mbappe a "99%" chance of joining Real Madrid and also claimed Los Blancos don't need to sell any of their key assets to make way for Mbappe.

He added: "Real have been very prudent financially and have prepared for the signing of Mbappe."

23 February 2024

Kylian Mbappe, Eduardo Camavinga
Mbappe and Camavinga are France teammates / Jean Catuffe/GettyImages

Current Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga has played with Mbappe on France duty and admitted he would like to see more of his compatriots arrive at the Bernabeu.

"The fact that there is always a French player in Real Madrid shows how many good French players there are. I hope we can have more of them here with us soon."

That could be any French player, of course, but there's one standout candidate Camavinga was very likely referring to.

21 February 2024

While boasting a perfectly honourable club history, Everton were never in the running for Mbappe's signature. That didn't stop Idrissa Gana Gueye claiming the PSG forward watched Toffees games with him during their down time together, however.

There's going to be plenty of conjecture over Mbappe's shirt number over the coming months, too. Luka Modric currently has the 10 shirt, but with the Croatia legend's future up in the air, that jersey could have a new holder come the start of the 2024/25 season.

20 February 2024

Kylian Mbappe
Mbappe has agreed to join Real Madrid / Jean Catuffe/GettyImages

Mbappe's entourage had long insisted the France captain's next club had not been decided. However, shortly after his departure was revealed, Mbappe reportedly agreed terms on a contract with Los Blancos.

His five-year deal will see him take home a weekly salary of £250,000, with a handful of established Madrid stars currently earning more.

19 February 2024

Real Madrid had stormed to a six-point lead at the top of La Liga by mid-February in 2023/24, also being well placed in the Champions League last 16, but Ancelotti still had to hit back at critics for suggesting his side had been negatively affected by all the speculation.

18 February 2024

Kylian Mbappe, Ibrahima Konate
Mbappe and Konate are France teammates / Jean Catuffe/GettyImages

You can't mention Mbappe without thinking about Liverpool. 'Project Mbappe' and all that, right?

However, France international teammate Ibrahima Konate poured the coldest of cold water to extinguish the more deluded thoughts of Mbappe lining up in red at Anfield, literally laughing away any hope of the Merseysiders pipping Madrid to his signature.

17 February 2024

Kylian Mbappe, Carlo Ancelotti
A more regular sight later in 2024? / John Berry/GettyImages

Real Madrid's build-up to their La Liga clash with Rayo Vallecano was dominated by Mbappe speculation, perhaps resulting in a worse than expected performance in the 1-1 draw.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti was tasked with batting away questions on the French superstar ahead of kick-off, though the Italian gave little away about his side's interest.

"I see and hear what has happened," Ancelotti said. "I understand that it is the topic of the day for you, but for us it is tomorrow's game. We'll have to do it right, that's what I think. And to finish the season well."

Pressed if he would like to sign Mbappe, he added: "I would like to finish this season well, win titles. That's what I would like and what we work for. There's a lot left for next time."

Mbappe was dropped from PSG's starting XI for their first game after his decision became public, though he did come off the bench to score their second from the penalty spot in a 2-0 win over Nantes.

16 February 2024

All clubs dream of signing a player with the ability and worldwide appeal of Mbappe, so naturally a couple of modern sides immediately had to respond to speculation linking them with a move this summer.

INEOS director of sport Sir Dave Brailsford - now a key figure at Manchester United - stated the obvious problem with a potential transfer and while Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was happy to be "in the conversation", he too admitted Mbappe is likely to join Real Madrid.

15 February 2024

No documentary series was lined up for the big reveal, but Mbappe's intentions became clear in February 2024 when he finally told PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi of his desire to leave at the end of his contract.

While neither PSG nor Mbappe publicly commented, the reports of his decided departure caused quite the buzz on social media.

Kylian Mbappe's history with Real Madrid

An iconic photo of Mbappe in his youth shows the star forward in his bedroom surrounded by posters of Cristiano Ronaldo. From that point on, he always looked destined to join Real Madrid. However, he has left the Spanish giants hanging on a number of occasions.

He chose PSG over Madrid when leaving Monaco in 2017, becoming their second mega-money signing of the summer window after Neymar, before Madrid came calling again in 2021. A €100m offer from Florentino Perez which would rise to €200m saw Mbappe reject his long-term admirers again, and just a few weeks later things seemed to get worse for Madrid.

With his PSG contract due to expire in the summer of 2022, Mbappe was at the centre of an all-out attack from his employers as they looked to tie their star asset down for the foreseeable future. They were successful as the forward signed fresh terms for two more years with the option of a third.

However, things didn't improve at PSG despite their domestic dominance.

Big names like Lionel Messi, Thomas Tuchel and Mauricio Pochettino all arrived as the French giants attempted to buy their way to the Champions League, but continental success is still to arrive at Parc des Princes.

An explosive letter in 2022 changed the landscaped and in June 2023 Mbappe admitted he had decided not to renew. He was left out of pre-season duties before being reintegrated following "constructive and positive discussions".