French forward is set for £160million move to the Parc des Princes after wanting to create a £360m-strike partnership with Brazilian
PSG are set to land the French wonderkid for £160million with the club’s players told that the 18-year-old is set to be unveiled at the Parc des Princes as soon as Monday.
Kylian Mbappe wanted to join Paris Saint-Germain to link up with Neymar
Kylian Mbappe could be unveiled by PSG next week
And L’Equipe are reporting that Mbappe decided to snub Real Madrid for PSG because he wanted to form a super strike-force with £198m Neymar.
PSG are now hoping their £360m front line can help them dominate Ligue 1 and the Champions League.
Spanish giants Real were favourites to land Mbappe but his financial demands saw the Champions League winners walk away from a deal.
Monaco had been insistent they wanted to hold on to the teenager despite the interest from Madrid.
But Mbappe’s father convinced Monaco to let the youngster leave this summer instead of hanging on for another 12 months.
That gave PSG the green light to begin negotiations over a mega-deal for the striker, with an agreement reached swiftly once they were happy to match Madrid’s offer.
Kylian Mbappe has become one of the most highly-rated strikers in the world
Kylian Mbappe was also wanted by Real Madrid, Manchester City and Arsenal after bursting on to the scene with Monaco
PSG boss Unai Emery gave assurances that the club would give Mbappe a starring role this season despite the purchase of Neymar.
The signing is another huge statement of intent by PSG after they landed Neymar from Barcelona in a deal that saw questions asked over Uefa’s Financial Fair Play regime.
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