Jul 25, 2017
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How Twitter reacted to reports of Real Madrid’s world record agreement for Kylian Mbappe

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Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe has been at the forefront of transfer speculation all summer, with Real Madrid, Manchester City and Arsenal all being linked to the teenage striker. The latest development comes from Spanish outlet Marca, who sensationally report that Real have agreed a world record fee of €180 million (£161 million) with the Ligue 1 outfit for the French international.

It is believed that it would be split between €160 million up front with a further €20 million in add-ons.

The agreement comes after the Champions League winners received €80 million (£71.6 million) following the sale of Alvaro Morata. They have long been considered as the most likely destination for the teenage striker, but they needed to bring in funds first through player sales. Zinedine Zidane has given his blessing to the transfer following meetings with the Real Madrid board and the club are now pressing head quickly to land the 18-year-old.

It is believed that the striker will be given a six-year-contract at the Bernabeu, which would see him earn €7 million-per-year. The reports regarding an agreement come only days after Monaco’s public statement against clubs making illegal approaches for the player. However, this was thought to be a threat to Manchester City rather than Real Madrid. The Premier League club are now out of the running as a move to Spain edges closer.

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The report does state that the teenager wants the move to go through immediately and isn’t keen on a loan back to Monaco. If this does happen, it would be an incredible transfer and the result would be prices increasing across the board. The market was already seen as crazy, but the first deal for over £100 million would only inflate prices further.

Mpabbe is one of the best prospects that we have seen for a number of years and he has the potential to become the greatest player in the world. From what he showed at Monaco last season, he is worth this outlay. If he develops into the player that everybody thinks he will become, he will repay the fee with ease. His potential is scary and a likely partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo could be devastating over the coming years.

Here is how Twitter reacted to reports that Real Madrid had agreed a world-record fee for Kylian Mbappe:

Many thought the fee was way too high…

Manchester United fans thought it made Paul Pogba look to be a bargain…

However, some thought Mbappe was worth the outlay:

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Jake Jackman

Jake is a student based in the South East. He is a Newcastle fan and has a keen interest in Dutch football. Jake can be found on Twitter here - @jakejackmann.