Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s comments on C+ Sport suggested that Paris Saint-Germain had signed a new contract with Kylian Mbappé, which made it possible to avoid paying a clause of 35 million euros in Monaco. The boss of PSG had made himself poorly understood.
In the euphoria of the extension of Kylian Mbappé’s contract until 2025, and in a French still a little uncertain, Nasser Al-Khelaifi suddenly raised a big doubt concerning the payment of a bonus planned during the transfer of the French striker from AS Monaco to PSG in 2017. In the event of an extension, the Parisian leaders had to pay an additional 35 million euros to the Principality club, and so it seemed to have to be the case. But at the microphone of the encrypted channel, the president of Paris Saint-Germain caused unease by seeming to announce that it was not a question of a contract extension, but of a new contract, which could avoid the champion to pay the bill. ” People probably forgot something is that Kylian was a free agent since January. So today we signed a new player, it’s not an extension with a player “said Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Proposals which obviously had a certain maintenance, especially in the Principality of Monaco and which necessarily gave rise to an exchange between the two clubs.
Al-Khelaifi was misunderstood, PSG will drop 35 million euros
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The sports daily affirms that AS Monaco will not have to embark on a complicated procedure, since Paris Saint-Germain has every intention of paying the 35 million euros provided for in the contract signed between the two clubs of Ligue 1 5 years ago. The transfer of Kylian Mbappé will therefore have cost PSG 180 million euros in the end, ASM probably being very happy with this extension, since in the event of a free departure to Real Madrid, Mbappé would not have brought anything back to his former club. . Nasser Al-Khelaifi was just a little carried away, as L’Equipe explains, and the Qatari boss just wanted to let it be known that on the PSG side we saw this three-year extension as a new start between the capital club. and the one his boss considers, and he’s not the only one as the best footballer in the world. Case applied.