At long last, we are approaching the finish line. Kylian Mbappe is about to officially become a Real Madrid player, as he hinted during the UNFP awards on Sunday. A deal truly does seem imminent and will likely be announced soon, perhaps around the time of PSG’s final Ligue 1 match of the season against Metz this weekend.
According to Ramon Alvarez de Mon, who has been adamant about Mbappe’s signing to Madrid for months, the signing bonus for the Frenchman will be a whopping 120 million euros.
That’s even more than the approximately 100 million euro figure that has been thrown around. Regardless of what the actual number is, Real Madrid will be spending a LOT to sign Mbappe, in lieu of a transfer fee. But considering they were willing to spend 200 million euros to sign him directly from PSG, no Madridista should be complaining about the signing bonus. They are like slightly discounted transfer fees for top free agents anyway.
Kylian Mbappe will reportedly own 75 percent of his image rights at Real Madrid
Additionally, the reporter states that Mbappe will own 75 percent of his image rights. You will recall that the image rights were reported as some big hang-up between Florentino Perez and the star man, hearkening back to previous negotiations with Galacticos Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham.
Perez compromises for the best, so while a 75 percent image right ownership is a major one for Mbappe, it is reasonable for the president to make such an exception for such a special player.
We will surely get more news about figures of image rights, signing bonuses, wages, and the like for Mbappe’s marquee transfer to Real Madrid this summer. The numbers will be astronomical, but so will Kylian’s impact in the Spanish capital. He was meant to be a Madridista, as his comic showed us.
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Now to see if the Merengues can afford to pay Mbappe and sign one more great young player to help him, such as Aurelien Tchouameni or Pedro Porro.