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Mbappe to get Real? Number 10 shirt could seal the deal

Kylian Mbappe’s long-awaited move to Real Madrid just got a whole lot sweeter. According to reports, the Spanish giants are ready to offer him the prestigious number 10 shirt if he signs this summer. This move could be the final nudge Mbappe needs to choose Madrid over other suitors.

The French superstar has been a constant transfer target for Madrid, and with his PSG contract expiring in June, the rumor mill is in overdrive. Reports claim he’s told PSG president Al-Khelaifi he’s leaving, and even Madrid president Perez has supposedly informed his team of the free transfer.

While Premier League clubs have also shown interest, the allure of the Bernabeu and the number 10 shirt might be too much to resist. Currently wearing the number 7 at PSG, Mbappe wouldn’t be able to claim it at Madrid, as it belongs to Vinicius Junior.

Enter Luka Modric, the legendary Croatian midfielder whose contract ends this season. With his playing time decreasing, it seems his departure is likely, paving the way for Mbappe to inherit the iconic number 10, according to  Mundo Deportivo.

Of course, Mbappe’s current focus is finishing strong with PSG. He remains crucial to their Ligue 1 title defense and Champions League campaign. He even came off the bench to score a winning penalty against Nantes recently, extending his scoring streak to four games and bringing his season tally to 32 goals in 31 matches.

Whether the number 10 shirt is the deciding factor or not, it’s clear that Real Madrid is pulling out all the stops to make Mbappe their marquee signing. Only time will tell if they succeed, but the prospect of him wearing the legendary jersey is definitely adding fuel to the fire.

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