Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are earning mega-bucks at Paris Saint-Germain. But what about youth product Presnel Kimpembe?

The young defender started at the iconic Bernabeu ahead of skipper Thiago Silva. A bold, and brave, move by Unai Emery.

Kimpembe starred for PSG last season in the Champions League against Barcelona.

And ahead of the last 16 tie against the defending champions, Emery opted for the 22-year-old.

Kimpembe in action against Real Madrid. Image: PA
Kimpembe in action against Real Madrid. Image: PA

But while Neymar and Mbappe are raking in HUGE wages, Kimpembe is on a modest (on footballing terms) £45,000-a-week, per Independent.

In 2016, the Frenchman received a new contract after rising to prominence.

Prior to signing that deal, Kimpembe was on a basic wage package of just £1,650-a-week (again, on footballing terms).

PSG's youngster. Image: PA
PSG's youngster. Image: PA

Despite his relative inexperience, Kimpembe handled the big-game occasion very well.

And former France international and ex-Chelsea & Arsenal defender William Gallas rates him very highly.

"I know many of people, in his place, would have left PSG," he said.

Kimpembe celebrates with Neymar. Image: PA
Kimpembe celebrates with Neymar. Image: PA

Gallas added: "He stayed. And he has learned enormously alongside Marquinhos and Thiago Silva.

"Kimpembe is the future of Les Bleus. In two years I see him as an indisputable starter in the French team.

Needless to say, Kimpembe is destined for a big future, with some even touting him to become a future PSG captain.

Presnel Kimpembe. Remember the name.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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