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FFP? Pffft. Mbappe joins Paris St Germain

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Eleena Tovar | 03 Setiembre, 2017, 02:35

Kylian Mbappe says game-time in Paris Saint-Germain's "project" was the deciding factor behind joining the French giants over Real Madrid.

PSG unveiled the new all-black third kit to their supporters on Friday and it has received nothing but praise as it is simply something to behold.

A record-breaking €222m move for Brazilian superstar Neymar dominated the headlines in 2017, with PSG having spent big in an effort to restore domestic dominance and challenge for European honours.

"The club is very confident in its ability to demonstrate that it will fully comply with FFP rules for the fiscal year 2017/18", PSG said in a statement.

Mbappe burst onto the scene in the second half of last season and netted 26 times in 44 matches in all competitions.

Interestingly, and this is where PSG will face scrutiny given their Qatari ownership structure, the club are also renegotiating contracts with a number of key sponsors.

The agreement, which came just hours before France's World Cup qualifier against Holland, brings to an end one of the summer's longest-running transfer sagas.

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A Uefa statement said the investigation into PSG would "focus on the compliance of the club with the break-even requirement, particularly in light of its recent transfer activity". Regardless of its predictability, PSG still managed to sign the most sought after youngster in world football. Such has been his meteoric rise to prominence, Mbappe only started making serious inroads into the Monaco first team a couple of months into the campaign.

He exudes a confidence and swagger on the football pitch that only a handful of young stars possess.

Mbappe formed a lethal partnership with the experienced Radamel Falcao, who regained his best form playing alongside the lightning-quick and highly skilled Mbappe.

The 20-year-old moved to Bayern Munich despite interest from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea but things didn't go according to plan in Germany.

One player that has also been linked with Barcelona over the past few days is Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez.

Number of goals the striker has scored for his boyhood club.

Mbappe made his debut for French national team on March 25 in Luxembourg, and has made four appearances.

Central midfielder Giannelli Imbula, whose promising career has not taken off, joined Toulouse from Stoke on a season-long deal.