Mbappe’s ‘gift’ to Paris Saint-Germain with his image rights
The money, the sporting project… And image rights. All of these things have been talked about in recent weeks surrounding Kylian Mbappe’s final decision to stay in Paris and accept PSG’s offer to renew his contract until 2025.
This meant rejecting Real Madrid, who were convinced they would eventually sign him.
According to French media outlet RMC, image rights have played a key role in the negotiation.
According to rumours and various reports in recent days, the Parisian club wanted to control the entire image of the player.
Something that Real Madrid conceded to the player, approximately by half, as reported by MARCA in recent days.
Finally, according to information from RMC, Mbappe will not have 100 percent of the image rights at PSG, although in compensation he will become the highest paid player in the squad.
This means that PSG will be able to continue to grow their identity around the world by having a share of the player’s image rights. The article does not detail how much that percentage would be.
Mbappe himself explained at Monday’s press conference with PSG president Al Khelaifi.
“You all know that football has changed. There is a new wave that has arrived, that gives us a right to look at our name and see what it is associated with.” Mbappe declared
“I’m not asking for much. I have a career and I want to manage it in the best way I see fit.
“As it suits me and with the values that I want to defend.”
PSG and Mbappe will continue to grow together. The Parisian club are guaranteed to have one of the best footballers in the world today.
The French star opted to stay in Paris because he believes it is the ideal place to become the best, to win many titles as a team and also as an individual, with the Ballon d’Or his greatest dream.