PSG owe Kylian Mbappé bonus plus 2 months’ salary – sources

Paris Saint-Germain have yet to pay Kylian Mbappé his bonus plus two months in 2024 wages, sources told ESPN, a factor that contributed to his comments Tuesday about being unhappy with the club.

Tuesday, Mbappé said certain people at PSG made him “unhappy” in his first news conference since completing his move on a free transfer to Real Madrid.

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Wednesday, sources told ESPN that PSG felt he was being “ungrateful” in his comments and added that PSG won’t pay the back pay in wages nor the bonus in an effort to recoup the €80 million ($86m) for his departure, which the source said that Mbappé agreed to with PSG back in August.

Sources said Mbappé is seeking the back pay because PSG sidelined him for the end of the season once he told them he was leaving the club.

He is owed his February bonus plus April and May wages, and it is yet to be seen whether the club will pay him his June wages, sources said.

Sources denied that anyone within the club told Mbappé he would never play again during the season and added that the club had tried to do everything possible to make him and keep him happy for the past seven years.

Speaking at a news conference with the France national team Tuesday, Mbappé said the Parisian club told him that he wouldn’t play at all in the 2023-24 season.

Mbappé had been involved in a row last summer with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi over whether or not he would extend his contract beyond the end of the season. He credited the club’s manager Luis Enrique and sporting director Luis Campos with “saving” him.

“They [the club] made me understand that I wouldn’t play, they told me to my face, they told me violently,” Mbappé said. “Luis Enrique and Luis Campos saved me. I wouldn’t have set foot on the pitch again without them. Just the fact I was playing was a great source of pride, but it’s certain that next year I won’t be satisfied with a year like that.”

PSG plan to move on with a new project more based on collective strength, sources told ESPN.