Kylian Mbappe has said the amount of money in football is indecent.
The PSG striker currently earns £290,000-a-week in the French league – The 19-year-old has scored 13 goals in 13 opening matches for the Parisians Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has admitted that the amount spent on modern day football is ‘truly indecent’, claiming he is stuck in a system that commands respect.
The France international became the second most expensive player after the Parisians paid £166million to make his loan deal from Monaco permanent in the summer.
His PSG’s teammate Edison Cavani also earns £290,000-a-week in a £15million-a-year deal and Neymar takes home a mouth-watering £600,000-a-week.
And Mbappe has admitted that it would be difficult for him to believe he would to earn such an amount growing up as a kid but claims there is little he can do about it.
“It’s truly indecent for me, who comes from a fairly modest family,’ he told RTS. “It’s true that it’s indecent but the market is like that. The world of football works like that. “I’m not going to revolutionise football. I’m in a system. You have to know how to respect it and to stay in place.”
According to French daily L’Equipe, the World Cup winner donated his £382,000 competition earnings to Premiers de Cordee – a charity that works with disabled and hospitalised children.
The 19-year-old who is arguably the most exciting young talent in football has incredibly scored 13 goals already in 13 Ligue 1 matches this season.
PSG have equaled Tottenham Hotspur’s 57-year record by winning their opening 13 top flight matches in a campaign.