First Neymar, now Kylian Mbappe - PSG line up £160m deal


#NeymarAuVillage ("Neymar to the village") has been trending on Twitter this week ahead of PSG and Neymar's visit to the department of Cotes-d'Armor - yes, the Internet and Twitter exist in such a sleepy place - and the club have also been joking about their country bumpkin image, not to mention their love of tractors and menial work.

Neymar knew what he was leaving behind by swapping life at the Nou Camp for his Ligue 1 challenge, and Emery is sure the player who cost 222 million euros (B£200.6million) will be keen to impress.

Now only a complicated administrative procedure could issue the playmaker's rights on time for Sunday's match at Guingamp.

The France striker netted as Rennes were beaten 2-0 a year later and, although Lorient shackled him in 2015, the 26-year-old punished Nancy with a hat-trick last term. We need him with us and to start as soon as possible.

That breaks down as €150m up front and €30m to follow in bonuses and additional payments and would take PSG's total spend to over €400m this summer.

Real Madrid made most of the early running for Mbappe but, like a British athlete at the world championships, the Spanish outfit faded as the pressure increased, allowing PSG to steal in and make off with the gold.

Neymar will be joined by the returning Thomas Meunier, who missed the opening day win over Amiens through illness.

To say Sanchez was influential last season would be an understatement. Where we want to go and where this should stop. "The other players here are also some great players, so together we can get better and grow".

"This is the first time in my career that I will come up against a genuinely world-class player", he said, despite having faced the likes of former teammates Edinson Cavani and Marco Verratti, as well as Angel Di Maria. It does not exist! "There is Neymar, but there are also 10 other players". I will not drop my head if he nutmegs me. "It's in this spirit that you do your job".

Spaniard Emery has no doubt that his new arrival will help the team achieve those lofty goals, whether he makes his debut on Sunday or the following week against Toulouse.