According to surprise reports carried out by ESPN FC, Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of signing Kylian Mbappe from Monaco for a mind boggling £163million.
Paris Saint-Germain shocked the entire football fraternity after splashing a world record £198million to acquire the services of Neymar from Barcelona and given the huge nature of the transfer, it is still proving difficult for some to come to terms with the deal.
Despite spending such an extortionate amount to sign Neymar, PSG are still in the market to sign new players and the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Jan Oblak have been linked with the Parisians over the past few days.
However in news that will send further shockwaves in football, it has been claimed that the French giants have reached an agreement to sign wonderkid Kylian Mbappe from Ligue 1 rivals Monaco.
It is believed that PSG have had a bid of around £163million accepted for Mbappe and that the 18-year-old is on the verge of becoming the next superstar set to join the revolution which is currently taking place at the Parc des Princes.
Mbappe had become one of the hottest properties in world football following his stunning breakout campaign last term, where he spearheaded Monaco’s Ligue 1 triumph as well as the wonderful run to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
As a result, it was no surprise to see a host of top clubs being linked with a move for Mbappe this summer and widespread reports had claimed that Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona were battling it out to sign the French international.
However, Mbappe now looks set to be joining PSG instead and the transfer certainly comes as a huge surprise to many. Mbappe was born in Paris and due to the fact that his parents still live in the French capital, a move to PSG perhaps makes sense for him.
From Monaco’s point of view though, selling their best player to a direct title competitor does not make any sense whatsoever – no matter the money involved, and with the likes of Madrid and Barcelona also keen, it would perhaps be better to sell the winger to Spain rather than see him flourish in a rival’s team.