Kylian Mbappe has opted to sign a three-year contract with PSG. The France international had been reported to be closed. To become a part of Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer. A 23-year-old France international with a contract that expires in June.
La Liga champions and Champions League Finalists Real Madrid. It was reportedly close to agreeing to a deal with Mbappe before his shocking U-turn. A contract extension could also ensure the signing of a massive figure in the vicinity of PS100m.
Here's the list of most highly-paid players around the world following Mbappe's latest deal:
1. Mbappe EUR1million per week
2. Lionel Messi – PS960,000 per week
3. Neymar – – PS606,000 per week
4. Oscar – PS540,000 per week
5. Gareth Bale – PS528,000 per week (expires this summer)
6. Cristiano Ronaldo – PS480,000 per week
7. Kevin De Bruyne – PS350,000 per week
8. Eden Hazard – PS381,000 per week
9. Philippe Coutinho – PS380,000 per week
10. David de Gea – PS375,000 per week
The LaLiga champions were expected to sign Mbappe. After he resigned from the race to make an offer to Manchester City's Erling Haaland. But those who were Champions League finalists were rocked by Mbappe's decision to change his mind about him.
The French player's new contract has made him the highest-earning player in the world. Thanks to an astronomical signing-on fee believed to be a EUR100million. The France international is now earning EUR1million weekly in salary, making him the highest-paid athlete on earth.
Kylian Mbappe has opted to sign a new 3-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
The World Cup winner, who moved to PSG after leaving Monaco in 2017 for EUR180m in 2017. It was set to leave PSG with a no-cost transfer at the end of his current contract. Real – who had the willingness to offer EUR230m to take on for the player at Deadline Day last summer.
It was willing to offer Mbappe the signing charge of PS110m and annual wages of around PS20m after tax. The total cost of their cost would have been PS300m.
It was often predicted to leave for Ligue 1 champions at the close of the season. And would include concessions on image rights besides bonus points. In the event of goals Ballon d'Or honors, and Champions League success.
Mbappe was a child who rooted for Real. And he says it's always been his goal to be a part of their team. He still aspired to be apart of them one day. His signing of him is a major coup for the PSG's Qatari owners. He will become one of the stars for this year's World Cup in the country this winter.
PSG is believed to have offered Mbappe a lucrative pay package of PS4m each month. More than double his current salary from him and making him the top-earning player in the league.
There are plenty of doubts about the next steps. For PSG head coach Mauricio Pochettino as well as sporting director Leonardo. PSG would like Zinedine Zidane to replace Pochettino this summer.