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A breakdown of Kylian Mbappe’s Real Madrid contract – salary, bonus and image rights

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One of the biggest difficulties that Real Madrid might have confronted while arranging for the arrival of Kylian Mbappe would have been the breakdown of the payment that he would receive during his five-year contract.

This was important so that his salary would not be substantially higher than what the rest of his teammates receive, even though it was unavoidable that he would be positioned as the highest-paid player in the team.

With regard to this matter, journalist Jose Luis Artus has provided a breakdown of the annual payment that the French player is scheduled to receive, as reported by the publication Mundo Deportivo

According to Artus, Mbappe is set to earn an impressive sum of €26 million every year at Real Madrid.

A hefty signing bonus for Mbappe

According to the outlet, Real Madrid did not want to offer Mbappe a salary that would be way higher than that of his teammates.

One way that they planned to address this was by offering Mbappe a signing-on bonus of €100 million (divided into payments of €20 million for each of the five years of his contract). 

This arrangement was possible because the Frenchman was joining Real Madrid without the need for a transfer fee, as his contract at PSG had expired. 

Breakdown of Mbappe’s salary at Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappe will be the highest earner at Real Madrid. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

As for the earnings from image rights and other sources, Mbappe would retain 100% of the income from the deals he had already signed, and he would keep 80% of the income from any new deals he secures from this point onward, with Real Madrid receiving the remaining 20%.

Regarding his annual payment, it is believed that the Frenchman would receive around €26 million before taxes, which would be approximately €15 million after taxes are deducted. 

It is important to remember that at his previous club, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), he was earning €72 million (about €55 million after taxes).

Real Madrid player salaries

Mbappe would be at the top with those €26 million. If Toni Kroos had stayed with the club, he would have been the second-highest earner with €24.38 million before taxes per year. 

However, since he is not continuing, the next highest earner is David Alaba, with €22.5 million. The third-highest earner is Luka Modric, with €21.88 million. 

Next would be Vinicius and Bellingham, both earning €20.83 million. The top 10 highest earners are rounded out by Valverde (€16.67 million), Courtois (€15 million), Militao and Rudiger (€14.58 million each), and finally, Rodrygo, Tchouameni, and Camavinga, all earning €12.5 million.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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