Mon. May 16th, 2022


Paris Saint-Germain want to sort out Kylian Mbappe‘s future, but they will need to pay a high price if they are to get their way and keep him for another year.

The France international’s contract expires at the end of this season and losing one of the top talents in world football, especially at such a young age, for nothing, would be a disaster for PSG on many levels.

It is well known that the player wants to play for Real Madrid one day, but he is open to staying in Paris in the short-term, so a new deal is possible but could be complicated as PSG will want to receive a transfer fee if and when he does move on.

A further problem for the Parisian club is that Mbappe’s contract is a particularly expensive one for the club, compared with their other top earners.

This is because as Mbappe is tied completely to the French tax system, while foreign players who have spent less than eight years (or five years before 2017) in France do not pay all of their taxes to the French government.

In the case of Sergio Ramos, for example, PSG avoid paying tax on around 30 percent of his contract, while in Mbappe‘s case they are liable for the full amount, meaning that they would actually pay more for Mbappe than they would for Neymar, even if they earned the same.

It may appear that the solution to the contract dispute between club and player might be to insert a clause in the new deal stipulating the amount which Real Madrid would need to pay to release Mbappe from his contract.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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