'Paris is my house!' - Kylian Mbappe signs biggest contract in world football
The Frenchman is staying in Paris
Kylian Mbappe has signed a contract extension at Paris Saint-Germain after months of speculation which suggested he would move to Real Madrid.
The Frenchman, whose contract was set to expire in the summer, looked destined to join La Liga giants at the end of the season, but he has decided to remain at Le Parc des Princes. The forward has signed a contract with PSG until June 2025.
𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞
𝐈𝐜𝐢 𝐜’𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬
🔴🔵 #KylianCestParis pic.twitter.com/e3ZSY1E3FZ
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) May 21, 2022
Biggest contract in world football
The striker's new contract contains a reported signing on bonus of €150 million and an annual salary of €100m a year, after tax. Kylian Mbappe is also expected to be consulted on the appointment of the club's sporting director, coach and on any potential transfers.
Mbappe said: "Good evening everyone! I’m really happy to continue the adventure here at Paris Saint-Germain. To stay in Paris, my city. I always said, 'Paris is my house!'
"I hope that I will continue to do what I prefer to with you all, playing football and winning titles together! Thanks a lot."
"Kylian Mbappe is staying with us until 2025" pic.twitter.com/lFWZ12A23p
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) May 21, 2022
Kylian Mbappe's impressive PSG records
Mbappe scored in each leg against Madrid in the Champions League last 16 this season, but it was not enough to prevent PSG from going out 3-2 on aggregate.
He is Ligue 1's leading scorer with 25 goals and provided a further 17 assists in 34 games as PSG won the domestic title with four games to spare.
Sky Sport Italia previously reported that Mbappe had opted to remain in Paris, with Marca leading the Spanish coverage that Madrid had lost confidence that the striker would join them this summer, despite previously being sure of the deal.
It comes after the Ligue 1 champions reportedly offered the forward 'control of sporting operations' at the club, with late night football discussion show, El Chiringuito, claiming that PSG said they would make Mbappe 'the owner of the project' from next season onwards. The report added that the striker would have a say in changing the manager and who his teammates are.
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