Friday, 1 September 2017

Monaco Star Mbappe Joins PSG In Huge Deal

 The attacker has moved to PSG
Paris Saint-Germain have followed up their world-record signing of Neymar by completing a deal for Kylian Mbappe from Ligue 1 rivals Monaco, in a deal that is likely to be the second-largest of all time.

Mbappe, 18, arrives initially on a season-long loan, but PSG have an all-but-certain option to buy him next summer on a deal lasting until 2022.
"It is with great joy and pride that I join Paris Saint-Germain," Mbappe said in a statement.

"For any young person from the Paris region, it is often a dream to wear the red and blue jersey and experience the unique atmosphere of the Parc des Princes.

"I really wanted to be a part of the club's project, which is one of the most ambitious in Europe.
"Alongside my new teammates, I intend to continue my progression while helping the team achieve the very big objectives it has set itself."
 According to ESPN, the deal will be worth €180 million plus bonuses, putting it only behind PSG's €222m signing of Neymar from Barcelona earlier in the summer.
The loan may allow PSG time to stay within financial fair play (FFP) regulations, which allow a club only a €30m deficit.

Following their record Neymar purchase, PSG wanted to structure their deal for Mbappe so the financial impact of his arrival would not be taken into account this season.

The only way PSG will not be obliged to buy Mbappe next summer is if they are relegated from Ligue 1.

Edited from ESPN

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