PSG cannot buy more players because of Mbappe
PSG reached an agreement to buy Dembele from Barca for $ 55 million, but are negotiating to split the payment so as not to affect the financial fair play. Previously, the French team spent about 170 million USD to buy out Hugo Ekitike, Manuel Ugarte, Lee Kang In, Lucas Hernandez and Xavi Simons.
With the Goncalo Ramos deal, PSG has no budget space to buy outright. They must sign a loan contract for the 2023-2024 season, with an option to buy it permanently next year for $77 million, or $70 million with an additional $17 million.
In addition to Dembele and Ramos, PSG also pursue Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt) and Bradley Barcola (Lyon). However, they cannot buy these two players without selling Mbappe.
Mbappe is receiving a total salary and bonus of up to 220 million USD per year, accounting for a large part of the team budget. If you overspend and violate financial fair play, PSG can be fined or banned from transferring.
In early August, they had to pay half of the loyalty fee, $44 million to Mbappe. If the 24-year-old striker stays until September, the team will have to pay the rest.
The contract between PSG and Mbappe is only valid until June 2024. Because Mbappe refused to extend until June 2025, PSG is selling to recover the transfer fee. The problem occurred when PSG demanded about $ 200 million, while Real, Mbappe's priority destination, did not want to pay too much for the player with only one year of contract left. Al Hilal accepted to pay 330 million for PSG, but Mbappe did not want to go to Saudi Arabia. On July 21, PSG put pressure on the Ligue 1 top scorer by excluding the squad for the Asia tour. During this trip, the French team drew Al Nassr 0-0, lost to Cerezo Osaka 2-3, Inter Milan 1-2 and won Jeonbuk 3-0.
During the PSG tour, Mbappe has to train with young players at the Poissy Training Center. On August 7, the team will return, but Mbappe can continue to be eliminated pending future settlement. PSG kicked off the new Ligue 1 season with a match against Lorient on August 12.