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Kylian Mbappe signed for Real Madrid: club

Kylian Mbappe has signed a five-year deal to move to Real Madrid from Paris Saint-Germain, the Spanish club announced on Monday.

“Real Madrid has reached an agreement for the player to be at Real Madrid for the next five seasons,” the club said in a statement.

Mbappe, 25, verbally agreed to move to Real in February and then announced in May that he would be leaving PSG at the end of the season.

Real, fresh from winning their 15th Champions League on Saturday, decided to confirm the deal on Monday, before Mbappé is involved in France’s pre-Euro 2024 friendlies.

A World Cup winner as a teenager in 2018, Mbappe has scored a record 256 goals for PSG since joining the Qatari-owned club from Monaco on an initial loan in 2017.

He eventually moved to PSG in a €180m ($195m) deal – all at the age of 18.

Mbappe helped PSG to six Ligue 1 titles and guided them to the 2020 Champions League final, but lost to Bayern Munich.

He scored a hat-trick in the World Cup final against Argentina in Qatar in 2022, but still finished on the losing side as Lionel Messi’s Argentina won on penalties.

PSG have offered amounts of hugs to team up Mbappe, Brazilian star Neymar and Messi at PSG in the hope of finally unlocking the Champions League puzzle. But the French club fell short.

As Mbappe’s fame grew, so did his importance to the French national team and France to the country.

President Emmanuel Macron stepped in to convince him to stay at PSG in June 2022 when a move to Real looked all but done.

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