Cristiano Ronaldo tells Kylian Mbappe he’s excited to watch him ‘light up the Bernabeu’ as Real Madrid legend says it’s ‘my turn to watch now’

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Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a message of support to Kylian Mbappe after the Frenchman’s move to Real Madrid was finally confirmed on Monday.

Mbappe joins the Spanish giants on a free transfer from PSG, signing a five-year contract worth £12.8m a year after tax.

The World Cup winner took to Instagram after Madrid’s official announcement, sharing a series of photos of himself in Madrid gear as a child and saying his dream had come true.

One of the pictures was of a young Mbappe with Ronaldo during his time at Madrid.

Ronaldo is considered by many to be the greatest player in the history of the club and soon commented on Mbappe’s post.  

Kylian Mbappe shared a series of photos after the news, including this with Cristiano Ronaldo

‘My turn to watch,’ he wrote. ‘Excited to see you light up the Bernabeu. #HalaMadrid’.

Ronaldo’s comment garnered over 300,000 likes in the space of a few hours with fans clearly enjoying the moment of respect between the two men.

Mbappe idolised Ronaldo when he was growing up with his bedroom walls covered in pictures of the Portuguese. 

The 25-year-old’s post on Instagram read: ‘a dream come true, so happy and proud to join the club of my dream @realmadrid.

‘Nobody can understand how excited I am right now. Can’t wait to see you, Madridistas, and thanks for your unbelievable support. Hala Madrid!’

Mbappe was a big fan of Ronaldo's when he was growing up and now follows in his footsteps

Mbappe was a big fan of Ronaldo’s when he was growing up and now follows in his footsteps