A few hours before the transfer window shuts down, PSG have completed another massive signing, after that of Neymar from Barcelona. Kylian Mbappe is joining the club, for a reported fee of €180 million.
Due to Financial Fair Play restrictions, PSG and Monaco have signed an initial one-year loan deal, but the former have a compulsory purchase clause for next summer, when they will be able to sign a new, permanent deal for the much-promising French winger/striker.
Monaco thanked Mbappe through their official Twitter account, wishing him the best in his new team, announcing the conclusion of the negotiations with PSG.
The 18-year-old has played very little since the start of the season, with coach Leonardo Jardim leaving him on the bench, or not even including him in the squad altogether, in Monaco’s last matches.
Next summer, when PSG will be able to sign him on a permanent deal, the €180 million spent on him will make his transfer the second most expensive in the history of the game, second only to the €222 million the same club, PSG, paid Barcelona, for Neymar’s release clause.
Mbappe is with France’s national team these days, a member of the squad for the two World Cup qualifiers against the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) August 31, 2017