Over the last 15 years, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have commanded the limelight, but the future seemingly belongs to Kylian Mbappe, and his exploits at the 2022 World Cup have confirmed his place as the heir to their throne.
Mbappe, who won the World Cup at just 19, finished as the top scorer of the tournament in Qatar with eight goals, and his total tally of World Cup goals stands at 12, equal to Pele.
Needless to say, he earns a king’s ransom for his services and is one of, if not the top earners in European football.
With that in mind, when will the record-breaking Frenchman next become available and how much is his take-home pay? GOAL takes a look…
How much does Kylian Mbappe earn at PSG?
Mbappe is one of the highest-paid footballers and sportspersons in the world, even though he denies his commitment to PSG was inspired by money.
The attacker was the subject of a protracted transfer tug-of-war between his hometown club and Real Madrid.
Mbappe was approaching free agency, and, for many, his choice between staying in Paris and leaving for Madrid, or seemed a foregone conclusion, i.e his touted dream move to Santiago Bernabeu.
As it turned out, Mbappe stayed in Paris to become the focal point of PSG’s ambitious project.
Details have since surfaced about the lengths Les Parisiens' owners went to in order to persuade Mbappe to extend his stay with them.
According to a report in The New York Times, Mbappe will be paid €630m over the course of his new contract.
His basic wage is reported to be €6m per month, which comes down to €2.7m after tax.
Mbappe's contract is said to include several clauses, but no performance bonuses.
Among those clauses is a €180m signing-on bonus spread over three years that will be paid in full even if the player leaves.
He will also receive a €70m loyalty payment to be banked at the end of the season which will rise every year.
When does Kylian Mbappe's contract at PSG expire?
Mbappe put pen to paper on a bumper three-year contract to extend his stay at Parc des Princes back in May 2022, amid rumours of a potential summer move to Real Madrid. His current contract is thus set to expire in June 2025.Getty Images
His contract also contains the option of a further two-year stay. But that can only be triggered by himself.
While many expected speculation involving his future to stop after inking the deal, those rumours have returned just months later after he was seemingly left feeling "betrayed" by the club's owners.
In October 2022, reports - brandished as "completely false" by Mbappe's camp - claimed that he has grown frustrated and is seeking an exit as early as January 2023.
While the rumours of an out-of-the-blue exit have cooled down, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Mbappe toying with the idea of leaving Paris again in the future.