Kylian Mbappe breaks his silence on finally becoming a Real Madrid player as he shares series of photos from his childhood wearing the club’s kit

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  • Mbappe took to Instagram to share photos of himself in Madrid gear as a child
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Kylian Mbappe says nobody can understand his excitement after his move to Real Madrid was officially announced on Monday evening.

Mbappe has joined Real Madrid as a free agent on a five-year contract, the LaLiga club confirmed, ending a transfer saga that rumbled on for years.

‘Real Madrid C. F. and Kylian Mbappe have reached an agreement whereby he will be a Real Madrid player for the next five seasons,’ the Spanish champions said in a statement, fresh off their 15th European Cup triumph on Saturday.

Mbappe shared images of himself as a youngster in a Real Madrid kit as well as meeting Cristiano Ronaldo on his social media profiles shortly after the club statement.

‘A dream come true,’ he wrote. ‘So happy and proud to join the club of my dream @realmadrid.

Kylian Mbappe shared photos of himself as a child, including this one with Cristiano Ronaldo

Mbappe said it was a 'dream' to join the club as he shared photos of his young self in their kit

Mbappe said it was a ‘dream’ to join the club as he shared photos of his young self in their kit

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

The post accumulated over five million likes in the space of 30 minutes with Madrid fans rushing to welcome their new superstar signing. 

The 25-year-old captain of the French national team had announced he was leaving PSG in a video posted on social media platform X on May 10.

Mbappe will move to Real Madrid in July when his PSG contract expires on June 30 but the forward will be unveiled before joining up with the France squad for the European Championship in Germany.

Mbappe joins a star-studded side in Madrid with the likes of Ballon d’Or favourites Vinicius Jr. and Jude Bellingham, led by Italian Carlo Ancelotti – the most successful coach in Champions League history with five titles.

Although Mbappe won several trophies at PSG, often completing domestic doubles and trebles, the Champions League has eluded him and remains the only major honour left to complete his sparkling resume.

Mbappe leaves PSG after seven years at the club where he won six Ligue 1 titles and four French Cups, finishing his career in the capital city as the club’s all-time top scorer with 256 goals.

The 2018 World Cup winner surprised PSG last year when he sent a letter stating he would not take up the option of a one-year contract extension when it expires in June.

The Frenchman added that it was almost impossible to put his excitement into words

The Frenchman added that it was almost impossible to put his excitement into words

The letter led to a standoff with the club and Mbappe was omitted from the first-team squad before being reinstated.

Allowing Mbappe to run down the final year of his contract meant PSG were unable to recoup any of the 180 million euro (£166m) transfer fee they paid in 2017 to sign him from AS Monaco.

When the transfer was completed, Mbappe became the second-most expensive player of all time after his former PSG team mate Neymar, who was signed for 222 million euros from Barcelona in 2017.

Real Madrid had courted Mbappe in the past but failed to land the player, who signed a contract extension with PSG in May 2022 when the Spanish club had a bid rejected.