The summer transfer window closed its doors a while ago but speculation surrounding Kylian Mbappe's future will keep intensifying as the season advances and he gets closer to running out his deal.
Real Madrid remains firmly in the frame and Jose Manuel Otero, a member of Real Madrid's board of directors, asserted a few hours ago that the French striker's arrival at the club is inevitable next season.
Mbappe's association with Real Madrid remains a constant topic just months before he becomes a free agent at the end of the current season. The Paris Saint-Germain forward is poised to make the switch to the Spanish capital, according to Otero.
Echoing recent remarks by Javier Tebas, who estimated a "70% to 80% chance" of Mbappe joining Real Madrid, Otero expressed confidence in the impending move.
In an interview with the Remontada Blanca podcast, Otero said, "I have confidence in his arrival. He will achieve glory when he arrives at Real Madrid. He will win a Champions League one day [in Madrid]."
Otero contends that PSG's recent player departures have weakened the French club, making Real Madrid an attractive prospect for Mbappe. According to Otero, "Now it seems that PSG is less powerful than before because it no longer has such good players [referring to Neymar and Messi]. Real Madrid guarantees security, seriousness, which ultimately yields results. I have confidence he'll say yes once he's a free agent. He was born to play for Real Madrid, that’s obvious."
Addressing rumors of an alleged pre-arrangement between Real Madrid and Mbappe, Otero dismisses such claims: "What they said last summer with Al-Khelaifi who said that there was an agreement with Real Madrid--is false."
Otero emphasized, "If he comes in 2024 as I hope, everything will be done correctly, without anyone being able to accuse us of having a preagreed pact with him."