France international Kylian Mbappe is set to start receiving a huge £41million a year contract from Paris-Saint-Germain in order to stop him from joining Real Madrid. The 21-year-old, who has scored 25 goals for PSG this season, has always been linked to the Spanish club.
Mbappe has also shown his love and affection for Zinedine Zidane’s side. In order not to allow the Frenchman to leave if he continues his superb form at the European Championships this summer, PSG are ready to increase his salary to what Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo earn at their clubs.
And according to AS, Madrid president Florentino Perez is really keen on signing the World Cup winner and he is prepared to wait till next year when Mbappe has just a year left on his contract. It was learned the Madrid used the same ploy when they signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea last summer.
The report added that the proposed contract offer for Mbappe will likely be a hindrance to Madrid making a move for him with PSG leaving the Frenchman’s father out of contract talks. It is said that the French club is preparing to offer Mbappe a huge pay rise after French newspaper L’Equipe disclosed that Mbappe pockets way less than teammate Neymar monthly.
According to an estimate of monthly salaries of players across Ligue 1 by the newspaper, the Brazilian captain is the highest-paid player in the French league, pocketing a weekly wage of around £600,000 and pocketing around £2.6million a month before tax. The report also showed that Mbappe currently earns around £375,000-per-week which does not include bonuses and sponsorships.
The World Cup winner has the highest transfer values with an estimate of €265m.The value represents a massive leap from the €1m per year that he earned while with Monaco, and that’s before sponsorship deals are taken into account. However, the new deal would make Mabppe the highest-paid player at the club taking over Neymar.
The French star was recently involved in a heated argument with his coach Thomas Tuchel after he was subbed off during PSG’s 5-0 win against Montpellier last month. Fellow striker Mauro Icardi replaced him in the 69th minute and instead of him walking off quietly, he decided to challenge Tuchel over his decision. He could be seen upset while having a brief discussion with Tuchel on the touchline and uninterested in shaking hands with his manager.
Reacting to the incident, PSG’s sporting director Leonardo told Canal+ that condemned Mbappe’s action and promised to speak with the forward.
He said: “I heard things about Mbappe, on his personality. It makes me feel uncomfortable.
“If a player leaves the field, and talks to the coach, OK… He is at fault. We will talk about it and settle this.
“But to say that he is a spoiled child, I don’t accept that. Because he’s an adorable, very committed person and a fantastic player.”
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