KYLIAN MBAPPE is reportedly set to earn MORE than Jude Bellingham’s entire transfer fee with his Real Madrid signing-on bonus.
Mbappe, 25, is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
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And reports claim he has decided to join Real on a sensational free transfer.
The World Cup winner, who has 29 goals this season, is set to line up in a stunning team including Vinicius Jr and England star Bellingham.
But despite technically being a free transfer, Mbappe’s signing will not come cheap for Real.
A transfer expert claims that because there will be no fee for PSG, the Frenchman will instead be able to pocket an enormous signing-on bonus.
He said: “Of course the fact is Mbappe will be leaving about €80million (£68.5m) on the table as well in terms of loyalty bonus.
“That is how he got himself back in the team at PSG in autumn by agreeing to that.
“A free transfer as a free transfer is not free. There’s always a huge signing-on fee.
“So he would be getting an estimated €150m (£128.5m) signing-on fee from Real Madrid.
“Very unusually for Real Madrid, they would be letting him keep the majority of his image rights.
“Which obviously could run into not even the tens of millions but the hundreds of millions.”
Brassell also revealed Mbappe is likely to be taking a 50 per cent pay cut to move to Real.
But that will still see him earn a massive £30m-a-year.
Brassell added: “We have said all along that this move wasn’t about money.
“Now, bear in mind, that he’s been earning under his contract at PSG for the last coming up to two years €72m (61.5m) per year before tax.
“So that is about €56m (£48m) net with the French tax laws as they are.
“It looks like he is going to earn €35m (£30m) a year at Real Madrid. So we are talking about him taking a 50 per cent pay cut.
“Now he was always going to choose PSG if it was about the money but we always said it was not down to the money.”