Real Madrid website crashes after Mbappe announcement

By Xuan Binh   June 4, 2024 | 07:10 am PT
The official website of Real Madrid crashed for around 10 minutes after it announced the signing of French superstar Kylian Mbappe, one of the world's most prolific forwards.

"Real Madrid FC and Kylian Mbappé have reached an agreement under which he will become a Real Madrid player for the next five seasons," the club said on its site at 0:30 a.m. Tuesday, Hanoi time.

The site went down seconds after that, saying "The system is offside." It only came back more than 10 minutes later.

Thông báo ngắn gọn trên trang chủ Real Madrid về việc hoàn tất hợp đồng với Mbappe. Ảnh: RealMadrid

Real Madrid's announcement of its agreement with Kylian Mbappe on its website.

Mbappe has long been courted by Madrid, now 15-time Champions League winners.

The former PSG's player posted on social media on Monday photos of him visiting Madrid headquarters in 2012 and posing with his idol Cristiano Ronaldo, who has become the club's top scorer of all time with 450 goals.

"A dream come true. So happy and proud to join the club of my dream @realmadrid. Nobody can understand how excited I am right now. Can’t wait to see you, Madridistas, and thanks for your unbelievable support," Mbappe wrote on Instagram.

Mbappe (trái) chụp cùng Cristiano Ronaldo năm 2012 tại Madrid, Tây Ban Nha. Ảnh: FBNV

Kylian Mbappe (L) poses with Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid, Spain, in 2012. Photo courtesy of Mbappe's Facebook page

At Real, he is expected to join Vinicius Junior and Jude Bellingham to form a formidable attacking trio.

Spanish reports said he will earn 35 million euros ($38 million) a season at the new club, much lower than his last contract with PSG, signed in 2022, which was worth some 72 million euros before tax with loyalty bonuses of a similar amount and a signing-on fee of 150 million euros for a two-year deal.

With Mbappe, PSG won six Ligue 1 titles and reached the 2020 Champions League final, where they lost to Bayern Munich.

Mbappe, 26, won the World Cup as a teenager in 2018.

He scored a hat-trick in the World Cup final against Argentina in Qatar in 2022, but Lionel Messi's Argentina won on penalties.

Real Madrid's video to welcome Kylian Mbappe.

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