The Monegasque supporters doubted it, they can be reassured. PSG did pay ASM a bonus negotiated in Kylian Mbappé’s contract in the summer of 2017. Explanations. More
The first hidden
It is the non-transfer of the century. After several months of negotiations and rumors in all directions, Kylian Mbappé has finally decided to stay at Paris Saint-Germain. If the figures vary according to the sources, the negotiations for the former Monaco player revolved a lot around the financial aspect. Finally, it seems that Real Madrid, who have long thought of winning the bet in this case, had offered almost the same thing as PSG. We are talking about 50 million euros per year, not including bonuses.
What few followers know is that this issue also means a lot to AS Monaco. Mbappé’s training club sold him to PSG for 180 million euros in 2017, after a summer of twists and turns. Finally, it was not really 180 million, but rather 145. The remaining 35 were in fact a bonus that the Parisians undertook to pay to the Monegasques in the event of the transfer or extension of the French genius during the five years of his contract. . A way to circumvent financial fair play by staggering payments. At the time, the payment of this bonus was hardly in doubt. In the end, it almost passed under the nose of the ASM.
A nice bonus for Monaco
In fact, if Kylian Mbappé had signed for free at Real Madrid this summer, as has long been suspected, AS Monaco would never have received these 35 million euros. But even with the announcement of the extension, the suspense remained for a few days. In question, an ambiguous statement by Nasser al-Khelaïfi. The PSG president had compared Mbappé’s extension to a new transfer, believing that he had been free for six months. Simple announcement effect or desire not to pay the bonus to the ASM? Monegasque supporters asked themselves the question. However, such a sleight of hand would be complicated both contractually and politically. The capital club would not be inspired to compromise its relations with another important player in the Championship. Especially trying to flirt with Aurélien Tchouaméni at the same time.
And according to The Team, AS Monaco will receive this bonus promised by PSG. Despite the statements of Nasser al-Khelaïfi, it is difficult to imagine the Parisian club really trying to play a bad trick on its Monegasque rival. In addition to the political stakes, the Mbappé file has taken on such financial importance that we would be paid to see them quibble for 35 million. For ASM, this is good news as the summer transfer window will soon begin. The Principality club should have a good envelope to strengthen. In addition to this bonus, there is the probable sale of Aurélien Tchouaméni. The midfielder is announced in the coming days at Real Madrid. The sum would be around 80 million euros. Still qualified for the preliminary round of the Champions League, ASM will try to recruit better than last summer so as not to miss the turning point at the start of the season.