Real Madrid has revealed the reason why they could not sign the Monaco forward Mbappe this summer despite making an initial move to bring him to Spain.
The French International broke into the limelight last season, helping Monaco win the League for the first time in 17years and also getting to the Semifinals of the Champions League last season.
Mbappe's performance attracted many suitors across Europe, the likes of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Barcelona and Chelsea were all craving for the signature of the young forward
However, Real Madrid agreed to sign him for £161million but the only stumbling block to the deal was his demand.RELATED: What Bale said about Mbappe joining Real Madrid
The Spanish Giant could not match his demand of £200,000 per week wage and they told him ‘Good Luck In Paris’,
according to reports Real Madrid has ended their pursuit for the French International forward.
PSG is now in pole position to sign the Monaco forward for £161million; it is believed Mbappe’s desire to join Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain after the Brazilian’s £198million move from Barcelona last week was also a key factor.
Real Madrid Chiefs had been in hot pursuit for Mbappe for most of the summer, but Qatari-backed PSG was able to lure the 18-year-old to the French capital.
Journalist Hector Fernandez claims that the Bernabeu bosses responded to Mbappe’s demands, saying: “Congratulations and good luck in Paris.”
Mbappe is expected to be unveiled as early as the weekend.
He will join fellow striker Neymar in forming one of Europe’s most formidable partnerships as PSG continue their chase for Champions League glory.