Mbappé’s expected move to Real Madrid looks set to be announced. He tells Macron 'yes, this evening'

CLAIREFONTAINE, France (AP) — Star striker Kylian Mbappé's widely expected move to Real Madrid looked set to be announced later Monday.

The France captain was asked about his future by France President Emmanuel Macron at the national team's Clairefontaine training camp on Monday.

After shaking Mbappé’s hand, Macron then eagerly asked "Is it being announced today?”

Mbappé nodded his head and replied “Yes, yes, this evening."

Macron and Mbappé both laughed before the president patted Mbappé on the left shoulder and said “That's good.”

Although Madrid was not mentioned during their conversation, multiple reports have said he will join the record 15-time Champions League winner.

Mbappé officially announced his departure from French champion Paris Saint-Germain last month, having already informed the club in February. He joined PSG in 2017 in a deal worth 180 million euros ($195 million) and scored a club record 256 goals.

He will lead two-time winner France at the June 14-July 14 European Championship.


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