It’s been claimed that Kylian Mbappe is not the top shirt seller at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
The departures of Lionel Messi and Neymar from PSG during the summer have had a notable effect on the club’s off-pitch performance.
As perL’Equipeduring Messi’s two-year spell at the Parc des Princes, PSG’s Instagram following grew by 20 million.
But since the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner’s departure, the Ligue 1 champions’ following on the social media platform has decreased by 10 million to 15 million followers.
In addition to the impact on shirt sales, it has been suggested that several PSG sponsors, including Crypto.com, are questioning their partnerships with the club in the wake of the departures of Lionel Messi and Neymar. Furthermore, some other partners have been slow to make their sponsorship payments.
The departures of Messi and Neymar have also had a significant negative effect on ticket resales at the Parc des Princes.
Indeed, tickets that have been on sale for three weeks for PSG’s upcoming match against Strasbourg are still yet to sell out.
Of course, Messi and Neymar’s exit left a star vacuum at PSG that Mbappe has seamlessly occupied on the pitch, with the attacker having netted eights goals in nine games across all competitions this term.
Nevertheless, the France skipper, one of the world’s most recognisable athletes, is not the player at PSG that has shifted the most shirts.
According to French journalistAbdellah Boulma,the most popular PSG player when it comes to selling shirts is Lee Kang-in, with Mbappe “slightly” behind the South Korea international.
Lee only joined PSG this summer from Mallorca, for a fee in the region of £19million.