Paris Saint-Germain didn't just splash the cash for Kylian Mbappe, says the Ligue 1 giant's president Nasser al-Khelaifi. The teenage superstar will become the second most expensive player of all time next season after arriving on loan for this campaign. Mbappe has made it clear that he wanted to play for his hometown club, which also happened to sign Neymar for a world record £199million in the summer. PSG will pay £166m for Mbappe after this season, but al-Khelaifi claims other clubs offered more for his services. And that "every big club wanted him". While al-Khelaifi doesn't reveal which clubs, Arsene Wenger has made no secret of his appreciation for Mbappe - describing his as the next Pele - and admitting Arsenal made a play to land him. Cashed up Manchester City also had their eye on him but Real Madrid were considered the front runners before PSG swooped.
PSG president claims other top clubs offered more than the £166m they will pay for Kylian Mbappe
Daily Mirror | Sep 12