Kylian Mbappe will officially become a Paris Saint-Germain player in the summer after the clause to make his loan move from Monaco permanent was activated.
PSG’s 5-2 win over Strasbourg on Saturday mathematically ensured that they cannot be relegated from Ligue 1 this season, the trigger for the transfer that, according to ESPN FC sources, is worth €180 million plus bonuses.
The fee will place Mbappe behind only PSG’s €222m signing of Neymar from Barcelona in the list of the game’s richest transfers, and he will sign a deal through to 2022 when the transfer window next opens.
Mbappe has scored nine goals and provided seven assists from 19 Ligue 1 appearances alone this season but missed the Strasbourg win through suspension.
Meanwhile, PSG right-back Dani Alves will miss next week’s Coupe de France quarterfinal clash with bitter rivals Marseille after his booking over the weekend.
Jonathan Johnson covers PSG and the French national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @Jon_LeGossip.