Paris Saint-Germain is reportedly keen to offer footballing young gun Kylian Mbappe a mega five-year €250 million (AU$398.3 million) contract to ward off interest from English superclub Manchester City.
According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, via SPORT, PSG is prepared to make the 20-year-old their highest-paid player with a €38 million per season wage increase.
Should he accept the offer, a salary of around €50m per season across five years would also make him the second-highest-paid player in world football.
PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi is supposedly willing to let Neymar go in an effort to free up wages and lockdown Mbappe for the next 5 years. Mbappe’s close relationship with Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola is said to be what spurred the heightened interest in securing Mbappe for the French side.
Mbappe will also be paid €20 million more than what Neymar currently pockets each year. The entire deal, however, is dependant on whether or not PSG let go of Neymar for the right fee.
PSG urgently want to renew Mbappe's contract until 2025 – making him the cornerstone of their team and thus avoiding Mbappe joining Manchester City next year.
PSG need to sell Neymar this summer for this to happen.[via @diegotorresro] pic.twitter.com/vojdkO4HyO
— Man City | Superbia (@SuperbiaProeIia) July 18, 2019
Kylian Mbappe made headlines last year for his ridiculous list of contract demands when signing for PSG initially off the back of a tremendously successful world cup.