According to media reports, the overall transfer fee could rise to 180 million euros including add-ons, which would make Mbappe, 18, the second most valuable player ever behind his new team-mate Neymar.
The gallery above looks at the 18-year-old France forward’s burgeoning career in numbers.
“I was seduced by the project of the club, it is one of the most ambitious in Europe. Along with my new teammates, I intend to continue my progression today while helping the team to achieve the very big objectives it has set itself. ”
The 18-year-old scored 26 goals in 44 matches for Monaco last season, winning Ligue 1, and is one of the hottest prospects in Europe.
Alexis Sanchez is almost certain to stay at Arsenal despite suggestions earlier in the week and even on Thursday, transfer deadline day, that the Chilean forward would be granted his wish to leave the club.
Arsenal were only willing to sell Sanchez, who was the subject of two bids from Manchester City, if they were able to find a replacement, with Monaco’s Thomas Lemar the first preference.
The Gunners were ready to meet Monaco’s €100 million asking price, with a bid of that value said to have been accepted by the French club.
However, with the bid coming so late on deadline day, it’s likely that Arsenal don’t have the time to agree terms with Lemar in order to complete the transfer.
The player is in France’s squad for the national team’s game against Holland later on Thursday, making negotiating a contract and completing a medical difficult.