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Reports: Mbappé Set to Debut with Real Madrid Against Barcelona in 'Clasico America'

Wed 20 Mar 2024 | 05:57 PM

Recent reports have unveiled that French superstar Kylian Mbappé is set to make his debut appearance in a Real Madrid jersey during the upcoming period, following his transfer from Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the current season. According to ESPN, Mbappé's inaugural match for Real Madrid could be in the much-anticipated Clasico against Barcelona in August, as part of the pre-season preparations for the 2024-2025 season in the United States.

Real Madrid is reportedly planning a grand celebration to unveil Mbappé to the fans after the official announcement of the deal at the season's end. Mbappé has been a primary target for the Spanish giants since the summer of 2017, but he initially chose to move to Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco.

The upcoming friendly Clasico in the U.S. will mark the third consecutive year Real Madrid faces their traditional rivals, Barcelona, in a pre-season match. Barcelona triumphed in their last two encounters, winning 1-0 in July 2022 and 3-0 in the same month the previous year.

Spanish newspaper Marca has confirmed that Real Madrid's summer tour in America will feature matches against Milan, Barcelona, and Chelsea, gearing up for the 2024-2025 season. Real Madrid will play against Milan on July 31 in Chicago, then head to New Jersey for the Clasico against Barcelona at MetLife Stadium on August 3, which can accommodate 82,000 spectators.

Real Madrid will conclude its summer camp with a match against Chelsea on August 6 in Charlotte, wrapping up the preparations just before the new season of La Liga kicks off.

This high-profile move of Mbappé to Real Madrid and the upcoming American Clasico are set to captivate soccer fans worldwide, offering a glimpse into the potential dynamics of European football’s elite clubs in the forthcoming season.