August 19, 2017

Mbappe set for PSG

Mbappe looks set to join Neymar in the French capital.

Reports in Spain claim that PSG have agreed a fee with Monaco to bring Kylian Mbappe to the Parc des Princes.

‘Marca’ reports that PSG’s club president, Nasser El Khelaifi is in Madrid for advanced talks with senior Monaco officials over a deal that would see the teen sensation join forces with Neymar in the French capital.

The Spanish publication reports that PSG have agreed a deal with the Monegasque side over the transfer of the 18-year-old, with the move merely needing to be ratified by lawyers.

It is a swoop that will only raise more questions about Financial Fair Play following PSG’s world-record purchase of Neymar from Spanish side Barcelona.

It appears that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez could be set to miss out on another of his key targets this summer. With PSG stealing a march on their rivals to agree a deal for one of the most highly-rated young footballers on the planet.

Monaco had previously repeatedly insisted that Mbappe would not be allowed to leave the South of France this summer but it appears that they have relented.

The fee is rumoured to be €160 up front with a further €20m in add-ons. That will leave the Parisians with a €402m strike force.

Neymar’s move is believed to have been a key factor in Mbappe’s decision, with the youngster eager to form a new verison of the ‘MSN’ with the Brazilian and help guide the Parisian club to its ultimate goal of Champions League success.

The report claims that Mbappe’s father was the one who convinced Monaco to accept PSG’s offer. The wheels started to turn between the clubs on Monday, with the player’s father having already agreed terms with PSG on his son’s behalf.

Mbappe’s father also informed Real Madrid that he wanted his son to make the move to the French capital, rather than head to the Bernabeu.

The deal has been agreed by the two clubs and once it has been ratified by lawyers Mbappe’s path will be clear to sign a mega-money deal with the French giants.

Mbappe announced himself to the world last season, scoring 26 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions at the age of just 18. His goals helped Monaco storm to the Ligue 1 title, though it was his Champions League form that was most impressive, the striker scored 6 goals in 6 games in the knockout stages as Monaco reached the semi-finals of Europe’s premier club competition.

The signing of Mbappe means that PSG will not make a move for Juventus’ Paulo Dybala, though the Parisians are still eyeing Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

Dybala has been seriously interesting both PSG and Barcelona this summer, though it remains to be seen if Ernesto Valverde’s side will now make a move for the Argentine.

Barca’s pursuit of Ousmane Dembele has given ‘The Old Lady’ confidence that Dembele will stay in Turin this summer.

Atletico Madrid on the other hand are concerned that Al-Khelaifi’s presence in Madrid could also have somethign to do with a move for Oblak.

Nevertheless, the countdown has begun towards Kylian Mbappe’s arrival at the Parc des Princes.