Kylian Mbappe is not going to Real Madrid, reveals iShowSpeed

Frenchman has decided to leave Paris Saint-Germain after the ongoing season

By Web Desk
May 11, 2024
Mbappe has long been associated with a move to the Spanish capital. iShowSpeed/Kylian Mbappe

Youtuber iShowSpeed has raised doubts about Kylian Mbappe's reported transfer to Real Madrid after he announced his departure from Paris Saint-Germain this week.

Mbappe has long been associated with a move to the Spanish capital, and it was widely anticipated that he would join Estadio Bernabeu next season after years of speculation about leaving Paris.

The 2018 World Cup winner confirmed that he will depart Les Parisiens at the end of his contract next month. However, according to Speed, he will not be transferring to the Spanish champions this summer.

“Y’all didn’t hear it from me but what I will say is he is not going to Madrid. I am sorry, you didn’t hear it from me, but he is not going to Madrid,” Speed said during a live stream.

“I am not even trolling. Y’all will see. Y’all will come back to this video and say Speed was right. All I have to say is he is not going to Madrid.

“I am not trolling. I know. That is all I have to say. He is not going to Madrid. I can promise you that. Mark my words and come back to this video later on when he announces where he goes.”

Mbappe has also tentatively been linked with a move to the Premier League or Saudi Arabia but it is believed to be a career ambition to join Real Madrid.

The 25-year-old will spearhead France’s ambitions in this summer’s European Championships, and any determination regarding his future is anticipated to be made after the conclusion of the tournament.

There is also speculation about Mbappe potentially representing France's football team at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. This scenario would probably postpone his transfer to any new club, as the Olympic schedule extends into August, coinciding with the commencement of the new football season.

It must be noted the Frenchman won 14 trophies including six league titles. However, he couldn’t take his team to European glory as despite coming very close to winning in 2020, they lost to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.

"I wanted to speak to you. I have 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," Mbappe said in a video posted on social media.

"I will not extend and the adventure will come to an end in a few weeks. I will play my last game at the Pac Des Princes on Sunday," he added.