Published: Thu, September 07, 2017
Economy | By Guillermo Lane

Mbappe understanding of Monaco fans let down by move to PSG

Mbappe understanding of Monaco fans let down by move to PSG

Paris Saint-Germain carried out its record summer transfers in complete transparency and "has nothing to hide", the French club's president said on Wednesday.

Kylian Mbappe scored 27 goals in all competitions to lead Monaco to the Ligue 1 title.

Mbappe, 18, joined PSG on a season-long loan, but the French football club has an option to buy him out on a deal until June 30, 2022.

The exciting teenager netted as a substitute in France's 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Netherlands last week, becoming the youngest scorer for Les Bleus in 54 years, before starting the 0-0 draw against Luxembourg.

That makes the ex-Monaco striker the second most expensive player in the world, behind only Neymar, who moved to the Parc des Princes from Barcelona earlier in August.

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The move will see Mbappe link up with Neymar following the Brazil star's world-record transfer from Barcelona and that is something the France worldwide is relishing.

"I want to do even better than last season", Mbappe said at his media presentation, quoted by FourFourTwo. "There were events that have changed my opinion". So it was up to me and I made a decision to come here in order to develop.

"I have entered into a dressing-room where I have the least medals of anyone".

After splashing out 222 million euros for Neymar, PSG concluded a complicated deal for Mbappe which prompted UEFA to announce a day later that it was looking into whether the club had broken financial fair play rules.

Pele also believes the 25-year-old can win the Ballon d'Or while in Paris, following in the footsteps of fellow Brazilians Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Kaka, while he also reserved praise for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho. "It was important to return to the city where I grew up". I am hungry for titles. "I have a lot to learn and a lot to prove".

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