Kylian Mbappe moved from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, but he was heavily linked with Real Madrid and the Spanish club were reportedly willing to splash out on the teenage talent.
It has now been revealed that Los Blancos struck a deal with Monaco worth 214 million euros, with 180m euros going to the Ligue 1 club and with the European champions also covering the 34m euros tax payment.
This is according to the latest revelations from Football Leaks, with a report having been published in L’Equipe.
In the end, the France international moved to PSG, making a return to Paris, his hometown.
Monaco may not have wanted to strengthen a domestic rival, but agreed that the forward could join the Parisian club if the 180m euro fee was matched.
The transfer did materialise, with the player going on loan for one year and with an obligatory purchase option included for the end of that 2017/18 season.
It has also been revealed that PSG paid Mbappe a fee for signing of 5m euros, to be paid over the course of his first two seasons, and a salary of 10m euros after tax.
However, the club rejected a request for the player’s salary to rise to 30m euros for winning the Ballon d’Or, instead agreeing to pay 500,000 euros net if he does.