As discussed by So Foot, Kylian Mbappé’s decision to stay at PSG and sign a new three-year contract in France will benefit those far beyond the Parc des Princes.
Although the full details of the deal are yet to emerge, assuming Mbappé’s salary is the €50m reported earlier this year, the French government could hope to recoup up to €60m income tax and other tax contributions alone.
Meanwhile, with Ligue 1’s broadcast rights up for renewal ahead of the 2024/25 season, a year before the end of the 23-year-old striker’s new contract in summer 2025, Ligue 1 will be able to negotiate upwards towards some ambitious targets with the attraction of Mbappé likely to be present.
Competing clubs, although sportingly disadvantaged by the player staying, will benefit from Mbappé’s continued ability to bring fans to the league and stadiums. With Ligue 1 stadiums filling to an average of just 60% capacity overall, PSG away games bring full houses and high prices – a more than useful windfall for some clubs.