Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe is now the highest-paid football player in the world after his decision to extend his deal with the French champions.
Mbappe’s contract was due to expire this summer and the 23-year-old appeared to be heading to Spain to sign for the Real Madrid.
Real Madrid saw their £200 million bid rejected last summer but have been in constant contact with the France international.
The LaLiga champions looked set to land Mbappe, having withdrawn from the race to sign Manchester City-bound Erling Haaland.
However, the Champions League finalists were rocked by Mbappe’s late change of heart.
The French star’s new contract now put him as football’s highest earner in the world with an enormous signing-on fee said to be worth €100million.
The France international will now earn close to €1million a week in wages, making him the highest-paid player on the planet.
With this, Mbappe now surpasses his PSG teammate and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, who reportedly is on a whopping £960,000 per week.
Another PSG star, Neymar, who used to be second on the list, with his mega £606,000 per week salary is now in third place following Mbappe’s new deal. Neymar signed a contract extension in 2021.
Here’s the list of the top ten highest-paid players in the world after Mbappe’s new deal:
- Mbappe – €1million per week
- Lionel Messi – £960,000 per week
- Neymar – £606,000 per week
- Oscar – £540,000 per week
- Gareth Bale – £528,000 per week (expires this summer)
- Cristiano Ronaldo – £480 000 per week
- Kevin De Bruyne – £350,000 per week
- Eden Hazard – £381,000 per week
- Philippe Coutinho – £380,000 per week
- David de Gea – £375,000 per week