Monaco have been plundered once again as PSG have announced that their convoluted deal to sign Kylian Mbappe has now officially gone through.
The transfer basically boils down to a long-term contract, beginning with a bullshit one-season loan, presumably to allow the young lad to gain a vital bit of experience…
— PSG English (@PSG_English) August 31, 2017
It’s all nonsense of course. The Parisians retain the option to sign Mbappe at the end of the 2017/18 season – an option you rather think they may end up exercising as and when the time comes.
All this means that PSG will be able to offset the gigantic, pre-agreed £162million fee for a further year, which is all rather handy when you’ve just signed Neymar for £196million in the same window.
Not that it ever really existed for the European elite anyway, but FFP RIP.