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PSG have lost £317 million due to Kylian Mbappe's contract

George Priestman

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PSG have lost £317 million due to Kylian Mbappe's contract

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly made a loss of £317 million on Kylian Mbappe's contact.

The Frenchman is the highest paid player in world football as he earns even more than his superstar teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar.

His current deal sees him collect more than Cristiano Ronaldo too and it also means that someone other than Messi or Ronaldo is the highest earner for the first time in over eight years.

But the monstrous deal Mbappe signed in May which saw him extend his current deal for another three years, has the lost the club hundreds of millions of pounds.

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The deal means that the reigning Ligue 1 champions are committed to paying him even more than that, as they pull out all the stops to deter the star from signing for Real Madrid.

According to the French paper Le Parisien, they have pledged to continue paying him €630m (£546m) over the next few years.

It was reported by Marca that his deal will cost the club £317m and this deficit is what will appear when the the accounts for the 2021-2022 financial year are finalized in a few weeks.

Mbappe's wages are a quarter of the club’s entire budget. His basic wage is reported to be €6m (£5.21m) per month, which is reduced to a more modest €2.7m (£2.34m) after tax, but does represent a tripling of his previous agreement.

His constant links with Madrid nearly came to a head earlier this season, with Mbappe seemingly wanting out from Paris.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

The deal he signed was the biggest in football history, which included clauses such as being able to have a say on managers and transfers.

With all this power at his fingertips, he's upset fans and pundits alike, with Thierry Henry and Jamie Carragher labelling him as a 'big baby'.

He's also has a strange relationship with his attacking teammates Neymar and Messi; on one hand, they've all been scoring a large amount of goals this season and are all in fine form.

However, on the other hand, he's reportedly asked on multiple occasions for Neymar to leave the club. This season has seen goals come at a regular rate, with 17 in 17 games in all competitions.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

With the World Cup also on the horizon, he will look to spearhead his country to another World Cup triumph.

However, the door to Madrid does not feel closed and we could still yet see him join up with the Spanish side.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Kylian Mbappe, Football

George Priestman
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