In its weekly letter, the CIES Football Observatory examines the evolution of the price of players in the event of extensions. And for Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, the difference is striking.
« Kylian Mbappe is the future of PSG. This is what everyone wants. The ideal would be to extend. Among the top five players in the world, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are 32 and 35 years old; Neymar and Mbappe are 28 and 21 years old, and they are with us. There is no need to think too much. We take advantage of having it, because it’s something huge. Then we have to find the solution to continue the adventure together. ” A few days ago, Leonardo displayed his desire to keep Kylian Mbappe, but also to extend his lease which ends in June 2022. And for good reason, in addition to shielding his player, the PSG would see its price soar.
If they extend, Mbappe and Neymar will be very expensive
In fact, in its weekly letter, the CIES Football Observatory looked at the variation in the market value of players if they extended their contract by an additional season. Currently linked to PSG until June 2022, Kylian Mbappe is currently valued at € 242.3 million. If he signs a new lease until 2023, his price would increase by € 39.4M to reach € 281.7M, which would confirm his status as the player with the highest value in the world. For Neymar, currently valued at € 69.3 million, a one-year extension would increase its price to € 85.7 million. We understand better why Leonardo seeks to extend its two stars.