They may have just forked out a world record £200 million for Brazilian superstar Neymar, but that does not seem to be the end of Paris Saint-Germain’s summer spending. Last year was a very disappointing season for PSG. They were dumped out of the Champions League in the last 16 by Barcelona and finished runner-up in Ligue 1 behind AS Monaco, and it is clear to see they won't stand for a repeat of last year's failures.
After seizing Neymar from Barcelona, they have now turned their attention to Monaco’s most prized asset, Kylian Mbappe. The French youngster is one of the hottest properties in world football right now and his signature would demand another astronomical fee. Good job money is no object to the Parisian’s Quatari owners.
Available at a high of 33/1 three days ago, Mbappe’s odds of moving to the French capital crashed down to 12/1 yesterday. The 12/1 on offer soon disappeared as 71.4% of bets were placed on PSG (over the past 24 hours) which saw them storm to the top of the market and leapfrog Madrid as favourites. They are now as short Evs to sign the 18-year-old, with 13/8 the biggest price you will find.
All summer Real Madrid have been expected to win the race to sign Mbappe. Since the start of July, they have been the most popular bet and at one point were as short as 1/8. They have now drifted out to 5/2 and you can get odds of 7/2 if you think Monaco can manage to keep hold of their young forward.