How much will Kylian Mbappe earn at Real Madrid? The true cost of signing the French superstar

France Euro 2024 squad Kylian Mbappe of France gestures during the international friendly match between France and Germany at Groupama Stadium on March 23, 2024 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
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The worst-kept secret in football became a reality earlier this month when it was confirmed that Kylian Mbappe was joining European champions Real Madrid on a free transfer. 

The 25-year-old, who is set to play a starring role for France at Euro 2024, came close to joining Madrid in 2022 but eventually committed to a two-year deal at Paris Saint-Germain. 

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.