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Mbappé's salary with Real Madrid: how much money will he earn and how many years is the contract?

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After a decade-long pursuit, Real Madrid have finally got their man. French forward Kylian Mbappé will be joining Los Blancos as they prepare to defend their Spanish and European titles in 2024/25, adding another shining light to Madrid’s star-studded squad.

Mbappé leaves Paris Saint-Germain at the expiration of his exorbitant contract, ending his six-year-spell in the French capital. Because he joins as a free agent Real Madrid will not be required to pay PSG a fee for the player, frequently cited as the world’s best.

What they will have to do, however, is stump up a truly eye-watering sum on wages. He is expected to become the club’s top-paid player and has certain other financial benefits in addition to his Madrid earnings.

Kylian Mbappé's earnings power will extend far beyond his Real Madrid contract.
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Kylian Mbappé's earnings power will extend far beyond his Real Madrid contract.Twitter: @KMbappe

Understanding Kylian Mbappé's contract at Real Madrid

Reports suggest that Mbappé will be paid an annual salary of €15 million net, making him the highest earner at the Santiago Bernabeu. That puts him ahead of David Alaba (€12.5 million) Vinicius Junior (€12 million), Luka Modric (€11.5 million) and Jude Bellingham (€11m) at the top of the club’s wage bill.

However while Mbappé's base salary is only slightly higher than the rest of his new teaMMAtes’, his deal includes a massive signing-on fee reportedly worth $150 million across the course of his deal.

Mbappe will also be allowed to retain a significant proportion of his image rights at the club. The 25-year-old’s image rights are extremely valuable with brands like Nike, Hublot, Orange, EA Sports, and Dior paying top dollar for an association with Mbappé. It is though that those deals are currently worth around €30 million per season, dwarfing his Madrid salary.

The contract offered to Mbappé by Madrid will allow him to keep 100% of the earnings from deals signed before he joined the club, and 80% of those signed afterwards. Given that the move to Real Madrid, one of the world’s most celebrated social institutions, will likely provide a further boost to his commercial heft, it’s a good deal all round.

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