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Cristiano Ronaldo is thrilled to see Kylian Mbappe join Real Madrid after the French player's move from PSG was confirmed.

Mbappe will leave Paris when his contract expires, having joined PSG in 2017. The 25-year-old has signed a five-year deal with Real Madrid.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, now playing for Al-Nassr, was among those who extended their well wishes to Mbappe. Ronaldo, 39, spent nine years at Real Madrid, where he scored 450 goals.

During Ronaldo's time as Real Madrid's star player, it appears he played a role in attracting Mbappe, who was then a young talent. Mbappe revealed this when announcing his move to Madrid.

"A dream come true. I'm so happy and proud to join the club of my dreams @realmadrid," Mbappe shared on social media. "Nobody can understand how excited I am right now. Can’t wait to see you, Madridistas, and thanks for your unbelievable support. ¡Hala Madrid!"

The message was accompanied by several photos of Mbappe in Real Madrid gear. One of the pictures showed Mbappe meeting Ronaldo at Real Madrid's facilities.

Although Mbappe likely looked up to Ronaldo, the former Manchester United forward paid tribute to Real Madrid's newest signing in response to the announcement. Ronaldo expressed his eagerness to see Mbappe's career progress in La Liga.

Ronaldo posted on Instagram, "My turn to eyes emoji Excited to see you light up the Bernabéu. #HalaMadrid"

Mbappe's move was one of football's worst-kept secrets.

Last month, the France international confirmed that he would not be extending his contract with PSG and said farewell to the fans.

"I wanted to speak to you," he said. "I've always said that I would talk to you when the time comes, and now I want to announce that this is my last year at Paris Saint-Germain. I will not extend my contract, and the adventure will end in a few weeks."

"I will play my last game at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. It's very emotional; many years where I had the great honor to be a part of the biggest French club—one of the best in the world.

"This experience allowed me to grow as a player, being alongside some of the best in history, and to meet many people and grow as a man, with all the glory and mistakes I've made.

"It's hard, and I never thought it would be this difficult to announce that I'm leaving my country, France, Ligue 1—a championship I've always known. But I think I needed this—a new challenge after seven years."

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