Real Madrid's plan to pay Mbappé a fortune and avoid problems with other stars

The French striker will earn much more money than his teammates.

By Alejandro Lopez Vega

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Real Madrid's plan.
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This week fans around the world were shocked by the news of Kylian Mbappé's departure from Paris Saint-Germain. The striker has a contract there until June 30 and the French side were hoping they could convince him to stay for longer, either by activating the automatic extension clause until 2025 or by accepting the offer to renew for four more seasons. But none of that happened: he met with the club's owner, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, and informed him of his decision to leave after the end of the season as a free agent.

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With this scenario, his destination will be in England or Spain. Liverpool have the advantage of competing in the best league in the world, the Premier League, but everything indicates that Mbappé's desire is to play at Real Madrid. The Spanish side have been interested in him for years and now they will have the perfect opportunity to sign him, just when they need a top striker who can replace Karim Benzema.

But negotiations will not be easy. Kylian has at PSG one of the highest salaries in Europe and the renewal offer provided for an even higher increase: more than $100 million per season. The Spanish side are not willing to pay him that amount, but they will offer him a lot of money. The fear of the club's chiefs is that this could cause problems with other stars of the squad, who will remain in a second salary step.

According to Marca, this could be solved with a very clever strategy. Real Madrid could offer Mbappé a salary similar to that of the squad's main stars, such as David Alaba, Toni Kroos and Jude Bellingham, and complement it with a series of bonuses (signing on fee, loyalty bonus or performance targets) that would help increase the striker's income.

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When will the signing become a reality?

Reports claim that Kylian Mbappé and Real Madrid will not announce a deal while Los Merengues and Paris Saint-Germain are still competing in the Champions League. The parties want to avoid an awkward situation, which would be to publicly confirm that 'Kiki' will play in the Spanish side next season and then he will have to face his new team in the European tournament.

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