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Kylian Mbappe yet to discuss details of contract with Real Madrid, can finalise PSG departure after that

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Now that Kylian Mbappe’s arrival at Real Madrid is seeming inevitable, there remain several aspects of this transfer that need some clarification.

Since the French World Cup winner will be arriving on a free transfer, it would be imperative to know how the Los Blancos would approach the deal.

Since we have already reported that he would not be the highest-paid player in the team, questions over the details of his contract remain.

What’s pending in the Mbappe deal?

In that regard, journalist Abdellah Boulma has affirmed that right now, while the deal is more or less sorted, Mbappe must finalize the details of his contract with the team from the Spanish capital.

He writes that the parties involved are yet to discuss the image rights of the forward and his possible participation in the Paris Olympics this year.

Once all that is done, Mbappe and PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi will seal the terms of his departure to make the transfer official.

Kylian Mbappe will join Real Madrid this summer. (Photo by FRED TANNEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Interestingly enough, in order to move to Madrid, the young forward has already relinquished the bonus that he was due this season from PSG via a verbal and written agreement. As Boulma quotes, the amount was said to be in the region of €80 to 100 million. 

Mbappe is giving up a lot

While the aforementioned details are yet to be mapped, we have reported before that the French star could be signing a five or six-year contract with the record European champions with a signing-on bonus of less than €50 million.

Furthermore, it is also said that despite his stature in the sport, he would still be earning less than the likes of Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Jr. at Real Madrid.

Lastly, if reports are to be true, Mbappe, despite leaving PSG on a free transfer, would not disappoint them entirely as it is expected that upon receiving his signing-on bonus, he would pay The Parisians a part of it as a gesture for their service.

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PSG president wanted Real Madrid to bear Mbappe’s €80 million loyalty bonus

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Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images

It is only a matter of days before Kylian Mbappe is officially confirmed as a Real Madrid player.

The French superstar announced his departure from PSG as a free agent recently and even though nothing is official yet, everything points to him arriving at the Spanish capital club.

An official announcement and presentation are expected to take place sometime before the UEFA Euro 2024 starts.

While the move is all but done, it appears that PSG, in particular president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, are left with a bitter taste over Mbappe’s imminent exit.

Al-Khelaifi wanted Real Madrid to pay €80 million

As has already been reported, Al-Khelaifi tried to convince Mbappe to snub Real Madrid by presenting various arguments which had no effect.

Now, French publication L’Equipe has brought forth a report which claims that the PSG president simply cannot accept the fact that Mbappe is joining Real Madrid for free.

And things are now happening behind the scenes which suggest that the Frenchman’s departure will be far from smooth and amicable.

Indeed, as per the report, PSG have not paid Mbappe his salary for the month of April as well as an additional bonus he was due.

This is because of the €80 million loyalty bonus payment that the club had made to the France captain back in February, even though he had waived it off after deciding not to renew his contract.

Headed for an ugly split with PSG. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

In August 2023, after he was frozen out of the team for refusing to extend his contract, Mbapp agreed to give up his loyalty bonus so that PSG do not suffer a huge financial hit as a result of his leaving as a free agent this summer.

However, Al Khelaifi made a U-turn and granted Mbappe the loyalty bonus in February this year, with the caveat that Real Madrid cover the €80 million as compensation for the 25-year-old leaving for free.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, however, refused that demand as he deemed that it was completely out of the question, as the La Liga champions are not obligated to pay for a player who will be out of contract in a few weeks.

A complete breakdown

Things have not been well between Mbappe and Al-Khelaifi ever since the player informed him of his decision to leave PSG.

The report suggests that the pair are no longer on speaking terms and that lawyers are involved in trying to resolve the matter of the unpaid dues.

PSG are looking for written confirmation that their all-time top scorer will waive the €80 million, which he had agreed to in the past, only for the club to make the payment.

As for Mbappe, he wants the money he is owed as part of his salary which was not paid in April.

Al-Khelaifi has not had the best relation with Perez either and this development further escalates the situation.

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