Kylian Mbappe

PSG propose initial Mbappe loan to Monaco to avoid FFP sanctions

PSG loan proposal

News broke of Paris Saint-Germain’s planned €220 million swoop of AS Monaco pair Fabinho and Kylian Mbappe last night. If that figure seems familiar to first-time readers of this story, it’s what PSG paid Barcelona for Neymar.

But how can they possibly spend that much money and comply with Financial Fair Play rules?

In all honesty, it doesn’t seem plausible that they can. PSG sell off players but if they’re spending that amount this summer, they would need to take in a couple of hundred million from selling players in the next two years.

What they’re going to do in all likelihood is delay sanctions with the hope of avoiding completely. One way of doing this is to agree an initial loan deal with Monaco for Mbappe with the agreement to sign him permanently next year.

Why would Monaco agree to this deal?

Is the very notion of selling Mbappe to their closest rivals made worse by this proposal? Yes. But the fact is that Monaco had always accepted that their 18-year-old star would want to move this summer.

They had hoped it would be to a club in a different league but PSG tempted Mbappe when he began to have doubts about a Real Madrid transfer. The striker is trying to force a move and Monaco want the saga to end.