PSG offer Barcelona $218 million for wonderkid Lamine Yamal

PSG are intent on making another wave in the transfer market, and have settled on Lamine Yamal of Barcelona to replace Kylian Mbappe.

It has been widely reported that the superstar will depart the Parisian side in order to sign with Real Madrid this summer. The France international was previously linked with a move to Madrid back in 2022, but ultimately signed a new deal with PSG.

Nevertheless, Mbappe is now set to become a free agent in June.

The loss of the star will create a massive hole to fill up front for the reigning Ligue 1 champions.

While PSG likely needs to sign an established forward this summer, they are also apparently attempting to splash over $200 million on a 16-year-old phenom. Marca reporter Luis Rojo is claiming that the French team offered the massive fee for Barcelona starlet Lamine Yamal. The LaLiga club, however, reportedly rejected the proposal.

Yamal is widely regarded as one of the top teenage prospects in the world at the moment. Despite his age, the youngster has already become a mainstay in manager Xavi’s squad. In fact, the winger has appeared in 37 total matches for Barca so far this season. 27 of these games have come in league play.

Mallorca manager compares Yamal to a young Lionel Messi

In his most recent match, Yamal scored the only goal in a matchup with Mallorca on Friday. The strike was the youngster’s 13th direct goal contribution for the club during the current campaign. After the match, Mallorca manager Javier Aguirre heaped some unconventional praise on Yamal.

“The first time I saw Leo Messi play, it was 21 years ago and I needed 5 minutes to say: he’s a mouse. Lamine Yamal also plays like a mouse,” proclaimed Aguirre. “He looks like that too. I know that this club works very well with young people. If it continues like this, he will bring Barcelona a lot of happiness.”

Xavi was also asked about the similarities between Yamal and Messi after the game as well. The manager,…


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Author : Chris Moore

Publish date : 2024-03-09 16:01:55

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