Stevan Jovetic's Leaked Unveiling at Monaco Reveals He Has Taken Kylian Mbappé's Shirt
Leaked photos of Monaco's unveiling of Stevan Jovetic have revealed that he has taken Kylian Mbappe's number 10 shirt.
The striker was pictured in the Monaco kit in the club's dressing room and at a photoshoot prior to the announcement of his signing.
The photos all, but confirm that Mbappe is on his way to Paris Saint-Germain, for what is expected to originally be a loan deal with an option to buy.
Sky Sports have reported that the fee PSG will be obligated to pay next summer is £166m, but that the teenager has not yet agreed to the deal.
Now, though, it appears an exit is on the horizon with Jovetic having been handed Mbappe's seemingly vacant shirt number.
The 18-year-old has been the subject of interest from a number of clubs throughout the summer, including the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal.
PSG, having already spent a world record €222m, were believed to be weary of breaching FFP regulations in any deal for Mbappe.
Monaco insisted last month that there would be "no more departures" following the exits of numerous key players, as well as reported interest in Thomas Lemar, Djibril Sidibe and midfielder Fabinho.
But it seems they have been unable to prevent Mbappe's departure, and that Jovetic will be the man to replace him.
The Montenegro international spent last season on loan at Sevilla, scoring seven goals for the Spanish side. He struggled to establish himself at Inter having joined the Serie A club permanently from Manchester City last year.