Frederic Hermel claims Kylian Mbappe had said yes to Real Madrid

Perhaps no contract in history, certainly football history, has been subject to as much scrutiny as Kylian Mbappe’s new one with Paris Saint-Germain.

The French forward’s contract was due to expire at the end of June and every twist and turn was told in detail over the course of months.

Real Madrid remained calm throughout the process, briefing that they were confident Mbappe would end up in Madrid by the end of the summer.

According to French journalist Frederic Hermel, with good reason. Hermel told RMC that Mbappe had already given Real Madrid a ‘yes’ on the 9th or 10th of May, in a story carried by Diario AS.

What happened in the intervening 12 days to change his mind is the great unknown. That said, supposedly Real Madrid began to suspect something was wrong when Mbappe announced that he would be revealing his future before the Champions League final, which was not in their plans.

As Real Madrid seek to recover from this blow, many are asking whether there may be some bitterness in Madrid towards Mbappe. More pertinently, whether that bitterness would impede a future move to Madrid. One way or another, Florentino Perez is unlikely to be content with how things played out.

Tags Frederic Hermel Kylian Mbappe Paris Saint-Germain Real Madrid


  1. After ditching Madrid twice for PSG there is no way fans would accept courting him third time.
    Perez would have a hard time retaining fanbases support.
    This is Real Madrid, no player is above the club.

  2. R. M. would be better off investing in a better scouting system to find hidden gems, rather than trying to sign players at their peak when the whole world knows they’re world class. It’s almost as if Florentino makes his scouting by watching matches on TV.

  3. Bmappe is nothing to Real Madrid…. He is not above the club. If i were F.Perez, i wouldn’t talk about him in next season though. And due to me as a Real Madrid fan and other fans, we will never talk about him because we have young players like vini.jr, camavinga and rodrigo. That greedy man will be there for the best of his lifetime and finish.

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