The Kylian Mbappe contract clause that casts doubt over long-term future

Earlier this year, Kylian Mbappe signed an unprecedented contract with PSG. But an investigation from L’Equipe has discovered an interesting detail regarding the period of time he’ll remain in France.

Prior to agreeing to a new deal, Spanish outlet El Chiringuito TV revealed that the French side offered to make him the ‘owner of the project’. This allows him to have a crucial input on any changes within the team’s set-up.

Consequently, he has a massive say in potential new managers and the players who join the club – although ex-PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino claimed Mbappe played no part in his departure from the club.

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In addition, the Frenchman is reaping substantial financial benefits. Mbappe supposedly makes £4 million a month, with a signing bonus of £100 million. However, details have come to light that suggests the deal works a lot better for the player than it does for the club.

Kylian Mbappe contract details revealed

L’Equipe revealed that his extension with PSG only covers two years and an optional third. It was previously believed that three years were set in stone. Therefore, at the start of 2023/24, the rumblings about his future will once again come into question.

Last season, the forward seemed destined to move to Real Madrid. After all, he’d spoken openly about his dream to play at the Bernebeu, and it looked almost guaranteed. But PSG rejected a world-record bid of more than €220million and worked hard to ensure Mbappe remained at Les Parc des Princes.

Mbappe allegedly makes £42.5m (€50m) per year. Furthermore, he received £153m (€180m) for staying at the club, where he now also has complete of his image rights. But regardless, when the Spanish giants come back for round two, the player may find it hard to resist.

But in all likelihood, PSG will continue to dig their claws into the ground and put as many roadblocks in the way as possible. Thus, the 23-year-old’s future is clouded in mystery.

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