Paris Saint-Germain's Jonathan Ikone joins Montpellier on loan

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Jonathan Ikone has joined fellow Ligue 1 club Montpellier on loan until the end of the season.

Ikone, 18, will link up with Frederic Hantz's men temporarily but there is no option for la Paillade to buy him at the end of the campaign if he impresses.

The France under-19 international has made three starts for PSG across all domestic competitions so far this term and six appearances in total spanning Ligue 1 and the Coupe de la Ligue.

Coach Unai Emery said recently that this loan move was a possibility and it has now become reality, with the French champions wishing one of their brightest current youth academy graduates "every possible success in his new challenge."

Ikone impressed during PSG's preseason International Champions Cup campaign in the United States, scoring in wins over Real Madrid and Leicester City.

On top of his six domestic appearances, Ikone also made a brief Champions League outing in the 3-1 win away at Ludogorets Razgrad.

Ikone joined PSG's youth academy 2010 and helped France become under-17 European champions in the summer of 2015.

He was also a key player as Les Parisiens reached the final of the 2015-16 UEFA Youth League and won the under-19 French title with the capital club too.