Kylian Mbappe, one of the best players in the world right now, has been generating headlines since he decided to stay at Paris Saint-Germain, extended his deal in the summer for a rumoured ‘bumper contract.’
Only a few information about Mbappe’s deal have leaked in European media and on social media.
However, a few major aspects of Mbappe’s deal have finally been revealed, with publications stressing the amount of money he would earn in Paris if he completes his full term.
Mbappe earns a stunning 72 million Euros per season at PSG, according to French daily L’Equipe.
When he signed a contract extension with PSG, he also received a 180 million Euro sign-on bonus (split into three instalments).
And that’s not all.
If Mbappe continues at PSG in 2023, he will receive another 70 million Euro bonus.
Even if he stays at the club until 2024, he will be eligible for the second incentive of 80 million Euros. Mbappe will receive a third incentive payout of 90 million Euros if he remains until 2025.
Mbappe’s total earnings might thus approach 630 million Euros if he stays at the club for the entire duration of his three-year contract. Such a sum would apparently make this the “most expensive sports contract in history.”
Only Lionel Messi’s previous contract at Barcelona comes close in football. The Argentine reportedly signed a USD 550 million per year contract with the Spanish club in 2017.
It should also be mentioned that the massive deal was one of the reasons for Barcelona’s financial collapse last year.
Despite the rich contract, Mbappe is thought to be open to leaving PSG. Although a move during the winter transfer window appears unlikely, the Frenchman might join a new team such as Real Madrid or Liverpool before the start of the following season.
Messi and Neymar’s contract revealed as well
Le Parisien resumed their investigation into Paris Saint-finances Germain’s by revealing Lionel Messi and Neymar’s contracts. There are a lot of zeroes on the end of the salary, similar to Mbappe.
Neymar extended his contract with PSG until 2021. He used to receive €36 million per year, but Le Parisien reports that he has recently had his salary reduced. His new salary was not revealed by the French newspaper.
In contrast, Lionel Messi signed a lucrative contract with the club after joining from Barcelona. According to AS, the Argentine’s two-year contract pays him €41 million every season.
Interestingly, Messi receives a portion of his compensation in cryptocurrencies as well.