Kylian Mbappe has been one of the hottest names in the transfer market. The 18-year-old wonderkid had been linked with moves to Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Manchester City, but in the end he will stay in France with one minor detail: he will be changing teams and the move could be made official in the coming days.
According to a report from Mundo Deportivo in Spain, Mbappe is set to join PSG from AS Monaco on a reported five-year deal. He will earn around €18 million per season, and the transfer fee could be as high as €180M. PSG’s offer is substantially bigger than Real Madrid’s one, as Los Blancos “only” offered €7M per season to the youngster.
That same report confirmed the deal is close to be completed, and in fact there are sources indicating that both parties have already signed everything, so it’s only a matter of days before Mbappe officially becomes PSG’s latest signing. In fact, Mbappe is 1/3 to join PSG before the transfer window closes, while other teams such as Real Madrid (6/1) and Manchester City (10/1) have been left far behind as a potential destination.
The move shouldn’t surprise anyone who had followed Mbappe’s transfer saga over the past weeks. The French international was left out of Monaco’s squad for Friday’s game against Metz and reportedly had a discussion with the manager Leonardo Jardim over his desire to leave the club. Apparently Monaco got tired of this and the talented forward will get his wish granted.
PSG will have to adjust their squad to avoid problems with the Financial Fair Play. Blaise Matuidi already left the club, and both Julian Draxler and Angel Di Maria could follow him in the coming days.