PSG wants to break the world transfer record to buy 16-year-old superstar

PSG wants to break the world transfer record to buy 16-year-old superstar

 PSG aims to break the world transfer record once again with a price of 211 million pounds for a 16-year-old star playing at Euro 2024.


Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) signed Neymar from Barcelona for a world record transfer fee in 2017 and they are reportedly preparing to break their own record with a record offer for 16-year-old superstar Lamine Yamal.

Yamal broke into Barcelona’s first team as a 15-year-old last year, becoming the fifth-youngest player in La Liga history , and he has quickly become a mainstay for both club and Spain over the past year.

Considered one of the hottest prospects in world football , Yamal has attracted interest from a number of clubs. Reports in the Spanish media suggest PSG are preparing a world-record bid to sign teenage sensation Yamal from Barcelona as they look to replace Kylian Mbappe.

psg-neymar.jpgPSG broke the world transfer record when they bought Neymar from Barcelona for £198m in 2017. PHOTO: GETTY
In March, Barcelona president Joan Laporta revealed that the club had rejected an offer of €200m (£169m) for Yamal from an unnamed club. “We have had offers for players like Lamine Yamal, for €200m, and we have rejected them,” Laporta said, “Because we believe in this boy and because he is the future of the team. Because we believe in the boy, in his sporting potential, and vice versa, we have no need to sell. We are in the process of economic recovery and we can see the end of the tunnel.”

Since then, there has been much information that the club mentioned by the Barcelona president is PSG. Mundo Deportivo (Spain) reported that PSG are ready to increase their offer for Yamal to 250 million euros (211 million pounds). This would be a new world record fee, surpassing the 222 million euros (198 million pounds) that PSG paid Barcelona for Neymar in 2017.

However, Barcelona are keen to keep hold of teenage player Yamal and see him as a key part of the club’s future. Yamal has a release clause in his contract, which is mandatory in La Liga, but it is worth €1bn (£846m) so it seems unlikely that Yamal will leave the Camp Nou.

psg, break world transfer record, yamal

PSG want to break the world transfer record by targeting another Barcelona star, Yamal. PHOTO: GETTY
Yamal has shone at Euro 2024 for Spain, becoming the youngest player in the tournament’s history after featuring in the opening match against Croatia and the youngest player in Euro history to assist a teammate.

“We speak a lot with Lamine Yamal every day,” said Spain coach Luis de la Fuente. “Yamal is a special case because of his age, there is no other reason. Yamal is a different player, but the reality is he is only a 16-year-old. His maturity belies his age, but he is still growing and we are all responsible for that, not only as a player but as a person, which is the most important thing.”

 

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