Real Madrid’s bid to sign the hottest young prospect at the moment, Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe may have hit the rocks following the conditions laid out by the teenager.
According to a report by Spanish outlet, Diario Gol, the 18-year-old will not move to the Santiago Bernabeu, except the European champions make him one of their highest earners.
Mbappe is said to want wage parity with Gareth Bale and will expect to be the club’s second-highest-paid player, only behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
The teenager has already spoken to manager Zinedine Zidane about playing time, ahead of a World Cup year.
Last month, reports said Monaco were desperate to keep Mbappe at the club and will offer him a massive pay increase, to persuade him to stay.
According to Journal du Dimanche (JDD), a French weekly publication, Monaco will bump his pay packet to €162,000-a-week from a meagre €18,000.
However, if the player decides to leave France, the club will hold out for a world-record transfer fee.