PSG Land Kylian Mbappe in Stunning £160million Transfer

PSG Land Kylian Mbappe in Stunning £160million Transfer

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN have followed up their world-record capture of Neymar by landing French sensation Kylian Mbappe for a staggering £160million.

Real Madrid had been favourites to land the Monaco starlet after he burst on to the scene last season.

But it is the Qatari-backed French side who have won the race, with PSG’s players told that the 18-year-old is set to be unveiled at the Parc des Princes as soon as Monday.

And the mega £360m double swoop is set to turn Ligue 1 into a one-team procession while PSG aim to slay the best in Europe.

Monaco had been insistent they wanted to hold on to the teenager despite the interest from Real.

But Mbappe’s father convinced Monaco to let the youngster leave this summer instead of hanging on for another 12 months.

That gave PSG the green light to begin negotiations over a mega-deal for the striker, with agreement reached swiftly once they were happy to match Madrid’s offer.

Mbappe was convinced after a meeting with PSG boss Unai Emery that he would play a huge role in the starting side this season — despite the £198m spent to lure Neymar from the Nou Camp.

The signing is another huge statement of intent by PSG after they landed Neymar from Barcelona in a deal that saw questions asked over Uefa’s Financial Fair Play regime.

In total, PSG have spent a eye-watering £372.5m this summer, with Spanish left-back Yuri Berchiche (£14.5m) and Brazilian right-back Dani Alves (free) also arriving in the French capital.

Uefa introduced break-even FFP rules in 2013 to stop clubs accumulating too much debt and to prevent wealthy owners from injecting too much cash into their clubs.

The rules state that over a three-year period a club like PSG, owned by the Gulf state of Qatar, can spend 30m euros more than it earns.

PSG could also offload players to balance the books.

The Sun