Real Madrid cannot sell Mbappé shirts until July

MADRID.- Real Madrid fans will have to wait a bit: the real Madridwhich has just presented its uniform for the next season, will not put on sale t-shirts with the name of its new star Kylian Mbappé until next July 1, the club confirmed to AFP.

The white club announced on Monday the signing of the captain of the 'Bleus' for the next five seasons, but at the moment it cannot put his name on the shirts, since Mbappé has a contract with Paris SG until 30 June.

“We cannot print the name of a player who belongs to another club on the shirts,” a source from the entity explained to AFP.

This has not prevented Real Madrid fans from being seen in recent weeks wearing t-shirts of their team and Mbappé's name, with numbers 7 and 10 (the ones he used at PSG and with France), although everything indicates that at Real Madrid he will wear the number 9 left vacant by his compatriot Karim Benzema, until he resumes the number 10 when Croatian Luka Modric retires, who at 38 years old will sign for one more season in the coming days.

The merengue club will also have to wait a few weeks before using the image of Mbappé, one of the most popular players in the world, in its new 'megastore', located in front of the renovated Santiago Bernabeu stadium. .

Recovery plan:

Real Madrid hopes to amortize the signing of Mbappé thanks to the different income contributed by the Frenchman from the sale of tickets, shirts, sponsors, etc.

Despite arriving with the letter of freedom, the French forward should earn a salary of around 15 million euros net annually, in addition to a transfer bonus estimated at around 100 million by the Spanish press.

Mbappé is one of the most followed footballers on social networks, with 117 million subscribers on Instagram and almost 14 million on X.

He is also the only footballer, along with Lionel Messi, who appeared in the ranking of the 100 most influential personalities in the world in 2023, according to Time magazine.