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Details of Mbappe’s contract at Real Madrid: €19-22m wages, €15m Ballon d’Or clause and a huge signing bonus



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With Kylian Mbappe’s move to Real Madrid edging closer and closer with each passing day, details about the contract he will be signing at the Santiago Bernabeu have started to emerge.

The Frenchman will be leaving PSG as a free agent in the summer and will be giving up huge loyalty bonuses in the process.

Furthermore, the 25-year-old will also be taking a major pay cut in order to sign for Real Madrid, with his wages set to drop from the monumental €72 million per year he pocketed at PSG.

Mbappe’s wages, signing bonus at Real Madrid

A fresh report from Foot Mercato in France has provided the details of the contract that Mbappe will be signing at Real Madrid.

The report does not mention the exact length of the contract but states that it will be a long-term deal and one with handsome wages, even if they are not at the level he earned in Paris.

While Spanish media previously reported that the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner’s wages would be around €15 million net, the French outlet is claiming that the figure will be slightly higher, around the €19-22 million mark per year.

On top of that, Mbappe is also set to receive a mammoth signing bonus once he joins Real Madrid, with the figure said to be in excess of €120 million. As has been reported previously, though, the entire sum will be paid over a period of five or six years and not upfront.

A mammoth contract awaits Mbappe at Real Madrid. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Image rights were seen as a potential sticking point in negotiations, but a breakthrough could be around the corner as Real Madrid are willing to agree to an 80-20 split in favour of the footballer.

Los Blancos usually keep the image rights at 50-50 with players, but are making a special provision for Mbappe, whose camp was hoping for 70-90%, which means the aforementioned proposal should satisfy them.

Special Ballon d’Or clause

Apart from the usual bonuses, the report states that Mbappe’s contract will also have a special Ballon d’Or clause inserted by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.

It would stipulate that the 25-year-old superstar would be owed a sum of €15 million if the Frenchman goes on to win the Golden Orb after joining the club.

Real Madrid had a Ballon d’Or clause embedded in Karim Benzema’s contract as well and had paid €1 million when he won it in 2022. The sum that Mbappe would earn stands to be much higher.

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Barcelona find legal precedent to replay El Clasico after ‘ghost goal’ controversy



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Barcelona’s recent defeat to Real Madrid in El Clasico appears to have caused calamity inside the Catalan camp.

The defeat has effectively ruled Barça out of the title race while further diminishing the chances of Xavi staying at Camp Nou.

Amid all this, Barcelona president Joan Laporta appears to be having a hard swallowing the result and has gone on a rampage against the use of VAR, which notably annulled a goal from Lamine Yamal after it was cleared from behind the line by Andriy Lunin.

A day after the result, Laporta even warned that Barcelona might seek legal measures to try and replay El Clasico if they find any evidence of wrongdoings. And that statement could now soon turn into reality.

Barcelona consider legal measures

According to Cadena SER, Barcelona are considering legal action under the guidance of none other than Laporta to force a replay.

Their inspiration? An incident earlier this year in the Belgian League, where a VAR error led to the permission for a replay of an Anderlecht vs Genk match, although the decision was later annulled by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

Joan Laporta ready to take legal measures. (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)

CAS is the apex body for all things related to sports. And although the entity was involved in annulling the replay between Genk and Anderlecht, Barcelona are hopeful they would intervene in this matter.

The Catalans are aware that local bodies such as RFEF and CTA might not cooperate with Barcelona, knowing the image and prestige of Spanish football could be at stake.

As such, Barça are hopeful of intervention from CAS. They want the apex court to look into the matter and stage a replay of the Clasico.

Barca’s threats of legal action, including potentially involving the CAS, seem like a desperate attempt to try and remain in the title race – the only avenue for silverware left for the Catalans this season.

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