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Kylian Mbappe wants a 'Messi-style' clause in his next contract, whether it's Real Madrid or not

Ryan Sidle

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Kylian Mbappe wants a 'Messi-style' clause in his next contract, whether it's Real Madrid or not

Kylian Mbappe wants to put in a Lionel Messi-esque clause in his next contract, whether that's with Real Madrid, PSG or someone else.

There is a lot of interest about whether or not Mbappe will actually leave PSG this summer, after he told the club he wanted to depart next summer.

His contract will expire in a year's time and then he can walk out for free, and it's only six months until he can freely negotiate with teams.

The Ligue 1 champions obviously want to sell him and make sure they get something back from their investment but so far he's not budging.

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One of the main reasons is that the World Cup winner still wants his current side to pay off the loyalty fee for the second season of his current contract, with no sense of irony whatsoever.

According to reports the 24-year-old earns €72 million gross per year on his current contract plus a potential €150 million renewal bonus and the €170 million for two years loyalty.

That makes it the biggest contract in sport and according to Spanish outlet Diario, his representatives know he won't get such a good deal again, no matter where it is.

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In order to compensate for that loss in income, Mbappe is hoping to get a similar deal to Messi in Miami where the Argentine will get a percentage of the merchandise at the club and some of the tv rights money.

Mbappe clearly learned enough from Messi during their time together at PSG. Image: Alamy
Mbappe clearly learned enough from Messi during their time together at PSG. Image: Alamy

It was Michael Jordan who first revolutionised the idea of getting a percentage of sales on merchandise, when he signed with Nike in the 1980s.

Messi will get paid by both Adidas, the MLS' biggest sponsor, and Apple TV, who have an exclusive tv rights deal for the league for 10 years.

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That deal could make up for a less in wages compared to what he earned at the Parc des Princes or what he could have earned with a move to Saudi Arabia.

Mbappe was in talks to move to the Bernabeu on a free transfer last summer when his previous contract with PSG was due to expire.

The report adds that during negotiations he demanded to keep a percentage of his image rights, as certain players at Real had done before.

He is well known to take the rights to his image very seriously, having previously refused to take part in a photoshoot with KFC whilst on international duty.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, La Liga, Ligue 1, Football, Transfers, MLS, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe

Ryan Sidle
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