PSG raise their ‘concerns’ over Mbappe’s lucrative £650,000-per-week contract’

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Paris Saint-Germain’s hierarchy have serious concerns over the ‘viability of maintaining’ Kylian Mbappe’s lucrative contract.

The 23-year-old signed a new deal with the French champions in the summer despite being closely linked with a move to Real Madrid.

According to reports in France, Mbappe will earn over £547million in three years – making him the highest-paid sportsperson ever.

Mbappe’s lucrative contract takes up a quarter of the team’s total budget – meaning PSG will struggle to add reinforcements to their team, according to Sport.

Additionally, Mbappe’s new contract is having a knock-on effect to his team-mates and the staff members that are currently employed by the club.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, PSG made several salary reductions and some of those cuts are still in place today despite Mbappe’s summer raise.

Mbappe’s contract is said to include several clauses, but no performance bonuses such as for Champions League or Ballon d’Or wins.

One of those clauses includes a £156million signing bonus, payable over three years that will be paid in full even if the player leaves.

He will also receive a £61million loyalty bonus to be collected at the end of the season that will increase every year, according to reports.

Then finally, the contract is said to have an option of a two year extension that can be triggered only by the player himself.

The deal was only signed when French president Emmanuel Macron stepped in, but it is record breaking and this could be just the start.

Mbappe however has reportedly asked to leave the club already, eyeing a January move after he was seemingly left feeling let down by the club’s owners.

Mbappe has scored 164 goals in 177 games for PSG since joining for £130.5million from Monaco in 2018, and netted 21 times in 39 appearances on loan in Paris the year before the deal was made permanent.

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