French Media Outlet Questions Whether Real Madrid Will Have Enough to Pay PSG Forward’s Salary

A new week means another story related to Kylian Mbappé possibly heading to Real Madrid. However, this article might cause optimism in Paris Saint-Germain supporters warming to the idea that the 21-year-old could sign a contract extension. 

Le Parisien reports that Los Blancos could have a difficult time financially trying to acquire Mbappé, not only for the transfer fee they’d have to pay but also for meeting the France international’s wage demands. La Liga is issuing a self-imposed restrictive salary cap. 

When it comes to the maximum salary spend on salaries (first team, technical staff, medical staff, training center), it has been lowered by 27-percent, from €641-million for the 2019-2020 season to €468-million for the 2020-2021 season. If a club doesn’t comply with these financial rules, they’ll receive an additional 15-percent reduction. 

The French media outlet adds that Real Madrid has negotiated with its players to drop 10 to 15-percent of their salary. As a result, their payroll for the season sits around €330-million. If Los Blancos do indeed want Mbappé, they’ll have to pay a transfer fee of at least €150-million then give him an annual wage salary that ranges from €25-million to €30-million. 

Factor in that Real Madrid also wants to remodel the Santiago Bernabéu. It will be fascinating to see how they maneuver financially if they do decide to go after Mbappé.  

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