Last summer, Real Madrid thought they were set to sign Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer.
Everything seemed set for the Frenchman’s arrival from PSG, until he performed a last-minute swerve to renew his contract with the Ligue 1 champions.
While he decided to continue at Parc des Princes, chatter about a future move to Real Madrid has continued to do the rounds, with Mbappe understood to have grown unhappy in Paris just a few months after signing a new deal.
And, according to The Athletic, Mbappe wants to leave PSG and sign for Real Madrid in the future.
A move in the next summer seems unlikely, but the 24-year-old could make the jump in 2024 on a free transfer.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner signed a two-year deal with PSG until the summer of 2024.
There is an option for a one-year extension, but it requires the player to agree to it as well.
So, in case Mbappe does not wish to trigger the extension option, he would become a free agent next summer and would be able to join Real Madrid on a Bosman deal.
However, a move for Mbappe is unlikely to happen next summer.
But, with the 2022 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot winner set to become a free agent next year and given his desire to join the Merengues, this story is far from over.