The 18-year-old wonder kid’s future has been up in the air for most of the summer. Monaco have been unwilling to let him leave, and have regularly gone on increasing his value, as the transfer saga drags on in an attempt to ward off interested candidates.
Real Madrid have been tracking him for most of this summer, but it appears that manager Zinedine Zidane is content with his current group of players, and is unlikely to sign his young fellow countryman this summer.
Reports in The Times have now suggested that PSG have already secured the signature of Mbappe, and that he will cost even more than the ridiculous amount the Parisians paid Barcelona to sign Neymar (a figure roughly around £200 million).
The news outlet goes on to explain that Mbappe’s registration form would cost them a staggering £173 million, and performance-related bonuses would take that even beyond the £200 million mark, making him the most expensive football player of all time.
It is unknown as to whether these reports have any sort of credibility whatsoever, and if the deal does in fact go through, PSG could have a huge mountain to climb in terms of Financial Fair Play. However, the knowledge of this fact doesn’t seem to have deterred them, and it could mean that they have a plan up their sleeve.
PSG captain Thiago Silva was full of praise for Mbappe and his ability on the ball, and hinted at a potential transfer, claiming the French striker can be ‘an important and interesting’ player for the club.
“Mbappe, he always wants to score. He also dribbles well,” Silva told Canal Plus. “I think for a team like Paris, who like good players. He can be an important and very interesting player. From what I saw on TV, he also has a good head [he is mature].”
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