Los Blancos are focused on taking the World Cup winner to Santiago Bernabeu above all else and have now agreed a strategy with the Frenchman for the transfer.
The reports claim that Mbappe and Madrid have agreed they will not finalise a deal until the end of the season. The Spanish giants were looking at a backdoor deal to get the 23-year-old to commit in January but Mbappe wants to respect PSG and PSG’s fans.
Mbappe and PSG have also been drawn to face Madrid in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 in February and March and a January agreement will benefit neither of the clubs.
Mbappe, in an interview with CNN earlier in the week, assured PSG fans that he will remain with the club until the end of the season and work hard to win a big trophy for them this season.
However, he still harbours dreams of a move to Madrid and is refusing to sign a new contract at PSG. He has now agreed with Madrid to open talks at the end of the season to allow him focus on delivering his promise to PSG fans.
Mbappe and Madrid talked in December, transfer journalist claims
Speaking on his Transfer Window Podcast, Duncan Castles claims that both parties have held talks over the highly anticipated transfer.
Castles also claims that an agreement has been reached to conclude a deal later in 2022.
“Mbappe held talks with Real Madrid in December,” Castles said.
“Obviously not direct talks, through using intermediaries to discuss strategies to enable that move that both parties want.
“In those talks, the conclusion was reached that they would not finish a deal and not attempt to finish a deal in the January window, even though he is formally and legally allowed to speak to Real Madrid and sign a pre-contract if he wanted to.
“The primary reason is Real Madrid were drawn with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Mbappe wants to respect the club and he doesn’t want any problems in his last six months at PSG.
“Real Madrid also feel it would not be a good idea to try and force the deal to closure at this point, given that they have to play Paris Saint-Germain, given the complications that would have entering into the match.
“They are confident they have this deal in place when it’s safer to conclude.
“And therefore you have a situation where Mbappe and Real Madrid have agreed ‘we leave it until the summer, we want this to happen, the intention is there on bad sides, but the timing is bad on a sporting perspective.”