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Mbappe to be unveiled by PSG next week

The saga of Kylian Mbappe’s transfer is about to end, and not only because of the fast approaching of the transfer deadline.

According to El Mundo Deportivo, PSG and Monaco have reached an agreement regarding the transfer of the French wonderkid and Mbappe will make the switch next week, when he will be officially unveiled in Paris.

Monaco are set to receive €180m for Mbappe, plus another €20m in different bonuses. The 18-year-old will sign a five-year deal which will see him earning €18m per season.

If the move will happen under the presented conditions, Mbappe will become the second most expensive transfer in history, coming only behind his future teammate, Neymar. The Brazilian joined PSG from Barcelona for €222m.

Meanwhile, Mbappe was not called up for Monaco’s latest Ligue 1 match against Metz, which the champions won 1-0. His manager, Leonardo Jardim, explained the player’s situations in the pre-match press conference: “Mbappe was not punished, we never intended this. Moreover, we want to protect him. He is an 18-year-old and we want to keep him away from the storm created around him. I only use the players that are 100%, and Mbappe is not. It’s normal for this to happen. When I make a decision, I always think at the players’ wellbeing.”