Secrets of Kylian Mbappe’s move to PSG revealed: How Real Madrid lost & the Jorge Mendes payout

Secrets of Kylian Mbappe’s move to PSG revealed: How Real Madrid lost & the Jorge Mendes payout

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Kylian Mbappe & PSG

The latest round of the Football Leaks documents have been divulged on Monday, and Kylian Mbappe’s move from Monaco to PSG has been flagged up.

New details concerning the teenager’s transfer to PSG have been revealed.

Those details include insights into how Real Madrid were beaten by PSG in the transfer market.

Further, it’s now come to light that super-agent Jorge Mendes made a small fortune from the transfer.

The background: How Mbappe left Monaco for PSG

Kylian Mbappe’s transfer to PSG was curious from the outset.

The World Cup winner initially left Monaco to join PSG on a season-long loan deal.

After one year in the French capital, PSG signed Mbappe on a four-year permanent deal.

Why was the deal structured like that? In order for PSG to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.

Why Real Madrid failed to sign Mbappe

Real Madrid were always rumoured to be in the market to sign Mbappe from Monaco.

According to the Football Leaks cache, as detailed by L’Equipe on Wednesday, in March 2016 it looked like Real Madrid were close to signing Mbappe.

At that time Mbappe was looking for a mega pay-rise at Monaco. He wanted his salary raised by a factor of 16 to eight million euros net a year.

According to L’Equipe, on July 20, 2016, Real Madrid agreed a deal with Monaco for Mbappe in a deal worth €214 million.

But Mbappe didn’t want to join Real Madrid. He preferred PSG, and Monaco eventually agreed their deal with the Parisians to sell the striker for €180 million.

Der Speigel: Details of Mbappe’s PSG deal

German magazine Der Speigel have also revealed the following about Mbappe’s PSG contract:

In mid-August 2017, Kylian and Wilfrid Mbappé met with PSG Sporting Director Antero Henrique.

They demanded a total of 55 million euros: 5 million for the signing bonus and a 50-million-euro salary for the duration of the five-year contract. Net.

PSG agreed, making Mbappé one of France’s highest-paid football players.

Mbappe didn’t get everything he asked for in negotiations with PSG.

Some demands which PSG refused included a request that if Mbappe won the Ballon d’Or he’d automatically have his salary raise to be on par with the highest earner at the club.

Mbappe also requested that PSG fund his use of a private jet for 50 hours per year, but that was also rejected.

Jorge Mendes got paid handsomely: but why?

Der Speigel have also revealed that super-agent Jorge Mendes was paid in the Mbappe deal with PSG.

Previously no-one knew that Mendes had any involvement in the transfer.

The German outlet reports that Mendes received “at least 7.25 million euros.”

But why? That’s shrouded in mystery, with readers told the following:

It seems possible that his contribution was that of playing up speculation that Mbappr would be transferred to Real Madrid as a way of driving up the player’s price.

There are documents in the Football Leaks trove that would seem to hint at such a conclusion.

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November 7, 2018 at 01:06AM

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