PSG prepared to cough up €250 million to sign Lamine Yamal

Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly ready to pay a world-record fee of €250 million to sign Barcelona wonderkid Lamine Yamal.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Lamine Yamal is the subject of interest from Paris Saint-Germain. The Ligue 1 champions are combing the market for the ideal candidate to fill Kylian Mbappe’s void in the summer transfer window. And they have identified the Barcelona prodigy as a top target, preparing a bid worth €250 million to secure his services.

The rise and rise of Lamine Yamal

Lamine Yamal is the latest product of Barcelona’s fabled La Masia division. The academy continues to produce world-class prospects every year, with young prodigies getting the opportunity to prove their worth due to the Catalan outfit’s financial woes.

Prospects like Pedri, Gavi, and Alejandro Balde were the first beneficiaries of Barcelona’s financial struggles. Yamal has also grabbed his opportunity with both hands, becoming a mainstay in the final third for the Blaugrana, with his exploits also helping him establish a foothold in his national side.

The 16-year-old contributed to 17 goals in 50 appearances across all competitions by finding the back of the net seven times while providing ten assists. The Spanish international is also a mainstay in the final third for La Roja, featuring in all three games thus far at UEFA Euro 2024 and chipping in with one assist. However, Lamine Yamal’s progress has alerted many high-profile clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain.

Will PSG sign Yamal?

PSG’s interest in Lamine Yamal is hardly understandable. The Ligue 1 champions are scrambling for a long-term replacement for Kylian Mbappe, who has completed a Bosman move to Real Madrid. The Frenchman will leave a gaping hole in the offensive department at Parc des Princes, forcing PSG to look to a top-class attacker.

Yamal has thus emerged as a viable target for PSG, with Les Parisiens prioritising a summer move for the Barcelona breakthrough star. The latest update has revealed the formulation of a mind-boggling offer, with the Ligue 1 champions ready to smash the world record transfer fee by coughing up €250 million to secure Lamine Yamal’s services.

The current world record transfer fee is €222 million, with PSG paying the sum to Barcelona to sign Neymar in 2017. It will be interesting to see if the French heavyweights can turn Barcelona’s head by forking out €250 million to sign the 16-year-old Spaniard.

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