Mbappe to Join PSG
Paris Saint-Germain is said to have reached a deal with Monaco to acquire Kylian Mbappe.
According to reports, PSG will sign the French international on loan, with an obligation to buy him for £166 million in July 2018, when the deal becomes permanent. The amount is likely to rise to £175 million with add-ons.
PSG have been involved in talks with both Monaco and UEFA this past week, to ensure that the deal is in line with Financial Fair Play rules. These FFP rules were introduced by UEFA seven years ago to stop clubs from spending more money than they earn.
After spending a record breaking £198 million on Neymar recently, PSG have had to think outside of the box to sign Mbappe.
The 18-year-old striker only has a season and a half of club experience, but took both Ligue 1 and the Champions League by storm last season, scoring 26 goals in 44 appearances.
Mbappe has been closely linked with a move to Real Madrid this transfer window, but according to Sky Sports, he wants to work with Neymar, thereby leading to his move to PSG. He has agreed to a five year deal, and is set to have a medical for the club in Paris today.
If the deal becomes permanent, and £166 million is paid for Mbappe, PSG will be paying four times more than he is currently worth. Mbappe’s worth is currently estimated at between £35 and £40 million.