Paris Saint-Germain have announced the much anticipated signing of talented striker, Kylian Mbappe from Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco.
Mbappe joins PSG on loan until the summer of 2018, with an option to make the deal a permanent one.
“Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce the immediate arrival of Kylian Mbappé. The international French striker is transferred on a loan basis from AS Monaco until June 30 2018. The loan agreement also includes a call option for Paris Saint-Germain which, when exercised, will bind the player to Paris Saint-Germain until June 30 2022,” a statement by PSG read.
The 18-year-old announced himself to the world last season, scoring 27 goals, and assisting a further 16 as Monaco lifted the Ligue 1 for the first in almost two decades, and also reaching the last four of the Champions League.
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“It is with great joy and pride that I join Paris Saint-Germain,” Mbappé said. “For any young person from the Paris region, it is often a dream to wear the red and blue jersey and experience the unique atmosphere of the Parc des Princes.
“I really wanted to be a part of the club’s project, which is one of the most ambitious in Europe. Alongside my new teammates, I intend to continue my progression while helping the team achieve the very big objectives it has set itself.”
Mbappe made his international debut for France in March 25, and has four caps for Les Bleus.