Kylian Mbappe reveals exactly when his Real Madrid move will be announced – in conversation with French president Emmanuel Macron

Kylian Mbappe has seemingy let slip when his official unveiling as a Real Madrid player is set to take place. 

The forward has long-been linked with a move to Real and almost joined Los Blancos in the summer of 2022, before he made a late U-turn and penned a new deal with the Ligue 1 side.

Mbappe, 25, told PSG back in February that he would leave the club when his contract expires this summer, and reports have suggested that an announcement is due to come this week. 

However, in a new video, the player himself can be heard telling French president Emmanuel Macron that his unveiling will come this evening. 

Macron was visiting Les Bleus ahead of the European Championship and was greeted by captain Mbappe and manager Didier Deschamps.

Kylian Mbappe will reportedly be announced as a Real Madrid player on Monday evening

The player let slip when his unveiling would come in conversation with French president Emmanuel Macron

The player let slip when his unveiling would come in conversation with French president Emmanuel Macron

 Mbappe will join a Real side who won a record-extending 15th Champions League on Saturday

Macron can be heard asking when the announcement would come, to which Mbappe responds: ‘This evening, this evening (Ce soir, ce soir!)’  

L’Equipe, had already reported that Carlo Ancelotti’s side were set to announce Mbappe’s arrival at some point today, though Mbappe has now seemingly added a more precise time for fans to expect the news. 

This comes after Fabrizio Romano reported on Sunday that Mbappe had signed his contract at Real, with the forward set to pen a five-year deal.

In a video on his X account, the Italian had said: ‘Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid… HERE WE GO. 

‘The saga is finally over. Kylian Mbappe joins Real Madrid as a free agent at the end of the season. 

‘The contract has been signed, the announcement will be really soon, in the next weeks, but Real Madrid will have one more star in their squad. 

‘Kylian Mbappe joins from PSG and it’s an historic HERE WE GO.’

A move to the Bernabeu will finally end the speculation that has followed Mbappe throughout his career.

The French superstar has been chased by Real throughout his career in a long-running saga 

Despite the constant speculation, Mbappe scored 44 goals in 48 games over the season

It was reported in February that Real – who won the Champions League on Saturday – had reached an agreement with Mbappe that would see the forward join on a free transfer in the summer, with an £85.5million signing-on fee, meaning the Spanish giants will get their man after a seven-year pursuit.

No official announcement has been forthcoming, but Mbappe explained back in March that one would be made ahead of Euro 2024 in Germany this summer, where he will captain France.

‘People will know my future before the Euros. I’m very calm about it,’ he had told Telefoot.

‘My future is no longer a huge topic at the club, no one talks to me about it anymore. 

‘I’ll be at the Euros with calm head, ready to do great things.’

Despite his exit from PSG being expected from as far back as last summer, Mbappe only officially announced he would be leaving on Friday, May 10 as he shared a heartfelt message to the club’s fans.

‘I wanted to speak to you. I’ve always said that I would speak with you when the time comes, and so I wanted to announce to you all that it’s my last year at Paris Saint-Germain,’ he said.

‘I will not extend and the adventure will come to an end in a few weeks.

The 25-year-old leaves as PSG’s all-time record goalscorer, having netted 256 times in Paris

‘I will play my last game at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. It’s a lot of emotion; many years where I had the chance and the great honour to be a member of the biggest French club – one of the best in the world – which allowed me to arrive here, to have my first experience in a club with a lot of pressure.

‘To grow as a player of course, by being alongside some of the best in history – some of the greatest champions; to meet a lot of people, to grow as a man as well, with all the glory and the mistakes I’ve made.

‘It’s hard, and I never thought it would be this difficult to announce that, to leave my country, France, Ligue 1, a championship I have always known, but I think I needed this – a new challenge after seven years.’

Meanwhile, during a training session with France on Thursday, Mbappe met with fans, and even signed one lucky person’s Real shirt – a sure-fire sign that this deal will be finalised shortly. 

Last week, it was also reported that the relationship between PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and the departing Mbappe remains strong, despite claims that a rift had emerged over the terms of his departure as a free agent. 

Both the club and the player have previously stated there is an agreement in place that respects PSG’s huge investment in Mbappe’s development as a player since his £166m move from Monaco in 2017. 

Mbappe won the Coupe de France in his final match for PSG, ending his last season at the club with 44 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions.  

Mbappe is set to add significant firepower to a Real team who enjoyed a brilliant campaign

Mbappe is set to add significant firepower to a Real team who enjoyed a brilliant campaign

Mbappe is currently preparing for Euro 2024 with France, where he will captain the side

The French star then threw a farewell party for 250 guests  in Paris, as his former PSG team-mates bid goodbye to him after seven years on their books.

Mbappe leaves as PSG’s all-time record goalscorer, having scored 256 goals in 308 appearances over seven years in Paris.