Seemingly it doesn’t matter that Neymar has arrived, nothing will stop PSG’s spending.
The Ligue 1 club are reportedly closing in on a deal for Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe, news that has been somewhat legitimised by the principality’s attempt as securing a replacement.
Monaco have bid €50million for 19-year-old Ajax forward Kasper Dolberg, according to Telesport.
The Dutch club face a battle to keep hold of their young forward if Mbappe does indeed depart.
Spurs have already poached centre-back Davinson Sanchez from Ajax this summer as the negative effects of the club’s eye-catching run to the Europa League final emerge.
Dolberg scored 23 goals in all competitions last season, his first for Ajax’s first team, and has been the subject of much attention and praise.
He was called up to Denmark’s senior team earlier this year and scored his first international goal against Kazakhstan in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.
It is somewhat curious that Monaco are eyeing up Dolberg as a replacement for Mbappe as, aside from the fact they’re both teenagers, the pair differ in styles.
Both are forwards of course but while Mbappe plays wide on the left and uses his pace and dribbling to get in behind, Dolberg is more of a pocher/target man.
Comfortably over 6ft, the 19-year-old starlet is good in the air and has natural predatory instincts inside the box.
Ajax are determined to keep hold of Dolberg with director of football Marc Overmars previously stating that he is ‘not for sale’ but such stances are often swayed when big offers arrive through the letterbox.
Monaco’s commitment to their policy of promoting youth should be commended though we reckon they’d rather hang on to Mbappe in an ideal world.
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