Kylian Mbappe ‘to become Paris Saint Germain’s highest-paid player with Neymar on verge of Barcelona return’
- Neymar is ‘moving closer to a return to Barcelona’ from Paris Saint-Germain
- The Parisian giants will offer Kylian Mbappe a new contract to secure his future
- It would make the young attacker the club’s highest paid player aged just 20
- PSG want to secure Mbappe’s future to ward of interest from European rivals
Paris Saint Germain will make 20-year-old Kylian Mbappe their highest-paid player in the wake of Neymar’s expected return to Barcelona, according to El Pais via Sport.
While the Brazilian nears the exit door, PSG are keen to seal a new five-year deal for Mbappe in the wake of interest from Manchester City.
By removing Neymar’s wages of around €30million (£27m) a year off their bill, PSG could then offer Mbappe a new deal worth €50m (£45m) a season, up from the €18m (£16m) he currently earns.
Kylian Mbappe is set to become Paris Saint-Germain’s highest-paid player if Neymar leaves
Those figures would also move Mbappe up to second in the ranks of best-paid world footballers.
The young Frenchman has emerged as a key player for PSG since initially moving on loan from Monaco in 2017, scoring 21 goals in 44 games before making the move permanent for €160m (£144m) last summer.
Helping France to lift the World Cup and finishing this season with 39 goals in 43 games has seen Mbappe’s stock rise further and encourage interest from Europe’s biggest clubs.
If Mbappe is handed such a deal, he would be the second highest paid player in the world