Real Madrid agree £160m deal for Kylian Mbappe
Real Madrid are poised to smash the world transfer record for the sixth time in their history with the €180m (£160m) signing of Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe.
Florentino Perez tried to sign the 18-year-old earlier this summer but Mbappe's family and advisers rejected the advances because they felt it would be the wrong move at the wrong time.
There were concerns that he would struggle for playing time in Real Madrid’s all-star squad, something that would be completely counter-productive for a player of his age in a World Cup year.
Report by Miyen Akiri