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Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers in the World

Ben Roberts
Modified 19 Jun 2019, 00:21 IST
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#9 Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) - €1,730,000/Month

Manchester United v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg
Manchester United v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg

Kylian Mbappe is a 20-year-old centre-forward who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1. Despite his young age, he has represented France a total of 28 times since making his debut in March 2017.

Mbappe rose to prominence rapidly, going from strength to strength within the space of two years. He was promoted from Monaco's youth team to the U19s in the summer of 2015, before being bumped to the senior team just under a year later.

Paris Saint-Germain took notice once he scored 15 goals in 19 appearances in his first season for Monaco. PSG were actually bound by Financial Fair Play Regulations at this time, after having spent a fortune on Neymar earlier on in the transfer window. But to get around it, they agreed to a loan deal, with the obligation to buy for £120m at the end of it, which would be the summer transfer window.

Naturally, with Mbappe being one of the hottest young prospects in the world right now, PSG wasted no time in locking him into a contract worth hundreds of thousands a week in order to ensure he was happy with them. His exorbitant wages are also in place to scare off teams interested in prying the youngster away from them, as they'd have to either match the salary or pay even more.

Published 25 Mar 2019, 20:00 IST
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