Paris Saint-Germain will now have to pay €188 million to AS Monaco for Kylian Mbappe to be transferred permanently, after a clause in the original loan/purchase deal was triggered at the weekend.
The Paris club became mathematically safe from relegation with a 5-2 victory over Strasbourg, cementing the leaders safely 12 points ahead of number-two Monaco in France’s Ligue 1. In the very unlikely event of PSG being relegated they would not have had to pay a penny for the striker.
With only 12 games left to play this season it appears more than likely that PSG will top the league again this year.
Mbappe has scored 15 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions, with a further 14 assists. Mbappe’s transfer will be the second-most expensive in football history.