French giants, Paris Saint-Germain continue their raid on the transfer market after agreeing a blockbuster move to sign Kylian Mbappe from rivals Monaco.
After shattering the world record transfer fee with their £198million acquisition of Brazil superstar Neymar from Barcelona, the Parisians have now made 18 year old Mbappe, the most expensive teenager by splashing £166million for his services.
The deal comes with a catch, however, as the teenager- tipped to be a future Ballon d’Or winner, will move to the Parc des Princes on loan for a season before joining permanently next summer, 101greatgoals reports..
Mbappe, who became heavily sought after following his sensational breakout season in 2016/17, has only played one game so far this season because of a knee injury and was left on the bench as Monaco hammered Marseilles 6-1 on Sunday.
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Neither Monaco nor PSG had officially confirmed the transfer for the 18-year-old striker, but French media is awash with news that a deal has been finalised between the rival Ligue 1 sides.
The deal comes as a blow to Real Madrid, who had been leading the chase for Kylian Mbappe earlier in the summer.
At the same time, the move adds pressure to coach Unai Emery who is now expected to not only lead PSG win Ligue 1 this season, but to prove their mettle in the Champions League.