Kylian Mbappe wants a €240 million per year contract to leave PSG this summer.
Kylian Mbappe is at the center of the transfer market for the third year in a row, having submitted a letter to Paris Saint-Germain explaining that he wants to stay for one more year but does not want to exercise his option to extend his contract beyond 2024.
Mbappe possibly becoming available this summer was not in Real Madrid’s intentions, and the French striker is still not on the team’s shortlist for reinforcement.
Kylian Mbappe, according to Real Madrid, is a footballer who is a prisoner of money.
Mbappe has discovered that living in the gilded cage for the last year has meant foregoing major titles and individual honors.
What is undeniable is that the striker is the best-paid sportsman in the world due to various concepts associated with modern football, such as a signing bonus, contract renewal, and whatever else you can think of, resulting in a multi-million dollar income for the Frenchman that would not be the same if he became a Real Madrid player one day.
Kylian Mbappe: The acquiring cost
Only Fayza Lamari, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, and the player will know how much he earns, but MARCA reports that the striker demands 240 million euros if he is sold this summer.
However, Real Madrid do not expect they will acquire Mbappe this summer and believe he will only sign a deal once he is free to bargain from January 1, 2024.
According to sources within the club, Mbappe will not be joining Real Madrid this summer.
The uncertainty stems from not knowing whether the lack of a key striker in the first-team squad is temporary or whether another player will be added.
Real Madrid are interested in acquiring Mbappe, but will do so when he becomes a free agency in 2024. Madrid will not sign Kilian in 2023 because he is a “money prisoner.”