Kylian Mbappé’s contract extension in Paris, signed on Saturday, automatically lifts the last financial bonus of the agreement signed in August 2017 between PSG and Monaco as part of his transfer. His training club will receive 35 million euros.
Remember. At the time of the retained transfer of Kylian Mbappé, snatched by Paris Saint-Germain from AS Monaco on the last day of the 2017 summer transfer window, the Monegasques had resolved to accept the formula of a loan with compulsory purchase option – for a total amount of 180 million euros.
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A disguised transfer which had allowed PSG not to embarrass its accounts too much in the face of the requirements of financial fair play, the details of which were later revealed in Football Leaks. The arrangement between the two French clubs ultimately provided for a first payment of €90 million to Monaco in the summer of 2018, then a second of €55 million the following summer.
ASM could have touched nothing
It was only a matter of time then for the missing €35 million to be released to ASM. The payment of this sum was indeed linked to a clause, with a good chance of being activated: that Mbappé be transferred to another club or that he extend his contract in Paris.
The second condition being ratified since Saturday, AS Monaco will therefore benefit from a significant additional windfall of money, which it would not have touched in the event of Mbappé’s free departure to Real Madrid. For its part, Paris Saint-Germain will probably be more pleased to have to pay these 35 M€ while having kept their jewel.