How PSG convinced Mbappe to sign new contract and snub Real Madrid transfer

sanhe Frenchman has committed to a fresh three-year deal at Parc des Princes, rejecting a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu in the process

Mbappe's previous contract was due to expire on June 30 and it was widely reported that Madrid already had an agreement in place to sign the striker on a free transfer.

GOAL can confirm that PSG have made Mbappe their highest-paid player after tying him to a new deal, with the 23-year-old now on a more lucrative salary than the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Mbappe's final decision was also influenced by French President Emmanuel Macron, who had spoken to the forward over the telephone several times over the last few months.

He also reminded the PSG star of his status as a role model for the next generation as he urged him to weigh up the benefits of continuing his career in his homeland.

It was expected that the World Cup winner would bring a curtain down on his career in Paris and make a move to the Spanish capital after he agreed personal terms but instead chose to pen a fresh contract at PSG.

France strike partner Karim Benzema was particularly unimpressed, uploading a picture of Tupac Shakur shaking hands with actor Stephen Baldwin - who allegedly betrayed the legendary rapper - to his Instagram story.

Mbappe becomes PSG's highest earner.

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