Real to smash trans­fer record with Mbappe sign­ing

The Star Early Edition - - SPORT - There were con­cerns that he would strug­gle for play­ing time in Real’s all-star squad, some­thing that would be com­pletely counter-pro­duc­tive for a player of his age in a World Cup year. But Real have since sold Al­varo Mo­rata to Chelsea and sent James Rodr

prin­ci­ple for the player.

Real have bro­ken the record on six oc­ca­sions pre­vi­ously.

United hold the cur­rent record af­ter they brought Paul Pogba from Ju­ven­tus for £89m last sea­son, but Real’s cap­ture of Mbappe would shat­ter that.

The record will not last un­til the start of the new sea­son if Paris Saint-Ger­main man­age to sign Ney­mar from Barcelona for £200m, but what­ever hap­pens be­tween now and the clos­ing of the trans­fer win­dow, Mbappe looks set to be­come the high­est-paid teenager in his­tory.

Real say Mbappe will sign for six sea­sons, earn­ing £6.2m. That trans­lates to £241 000 a week for an 18-year-old.

Real want to pay a flat fee of £143m ris­ing to £160m over the six-year deal, de­pend­ing on the player’s progress. — Daily Mail

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