Paris Saint-Germain this week finally received their second most expensive player who has joined on a season long loan with the option for a permanent deal.
Paris Saint-Germain hope this is the £364million partnership that will fire them to Champions League glory.
Kylian Mbappe teamed up with Neymar on Wednesday afternoon in their first training session together since the teenage hotshot completed his initial loan move from Monaco in a deal worth £166m. And PSG manager Unai Emery is expected to unleash Mbappe alongside world record £198m signing Neymar when they travel to Metz in Ligue 1 on Friday night.
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On a busy day in the French capital, Mbappe was officially unveiled as a PSG player at the Parc des Princes before the squad trained at the club’s Centre Ooredoo complex.
The pair looked delighted to be on the same team, sharing a handshake and a smile as the cameras watched on. Mbappe’s family were present at the Par des Princes to see the 18-year-old presented with the No 29 shirt as the seal was set on an initial loan deal that will become permanent for £166m next year.
The teenager sat alongside PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi for his formal unveiling, with the club at pains to emphasise how the Parisian teenager had grown up supporting the club.
‘It gives me great pleasure to join one of the biggest clubs in the world, which possesses the ingredients to become the best,’ he said.
‘Back in May, I was in the frame of mind that I would stay with Monaco. Certain events changed my mind.
‘It was important not to leave the France. It was important to return to the city where I grew up’
Mbappe insisted that it wasn’t PSG’s world record capture of Brazilian star Neymar from Barcelona that convinced him to return to Paris.
‘He is an additional advantage. It is extraordinary to play with him. However, I came for the project,’ he said.
The mere look at the PSG attack is a threat enough for any opposition, with players like Neymar, Mbappe, Cavani, Rabiot, DiMaria, Draxler among many others.
PSG will be hoping that this team will be there route to the UEFA Champions League title that has eluded them for so long!
Source: Daily Mail
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