Neymar, Mbappe transfers transparent: PSG

Sep 6, 2017 - 12:33 PM French soccer giants Paris St Germain say their record summer transfers, headed by Brazilian star Neymar and new striker Kylian Mbappe, have been carried out in full transparency.

Mbappe joined PSG on an initial season-long loan from Monaco weeks after the Ligue 1 club signed Neymar for a world-record 222 million euros ($A331.6 million).

PSG will complete a permanent deal for Mbappe in 12 month in a deal worth about 180 million euros ($A269 million), making him the world's second-most expensive player.

"For me, it was the project that was going to allow me to develop, to learn while winning. And win right away. We only have one career and it goes quickly," the 18-year-old France forward told a news conference on Wednesday.

PSG's deals for Neymar, who they had signed from Barcelona after meeting the price in his buyout clause, and Mbappe have triggered an investigation into a possible breach of financial fair play rules by European governing body UEFA.

But club president Nasser al-Khelaifi, who sat beside Mbappe, said PSG had nothing to hide.

"We're very confident in our position, in our recruitment," al-Khelaifi said. "We paid everything in a transparent way. We have nothing to hide."

Mbappe, who grew up in a gritty Parisian suburb, said his price tag would not affect his performances and he would enter the changing room full of humility.

The teenager had been linked with a host of top European clubs during the off season. Mbappe told Wednesday's news conference he had wanted to remain in France and PSG offered him the dream opportunity to return to his home city.

Source: AAP

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