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Mbappe could buy 50,000 KFC bargain buckets each week with his mega PSG wage

Kylian Mbappe could buy almost 50,000 KFC bargain buckets each week thanks to his mega Paris Saint-Germain wages.

The 23-year-old forward signed a new three-year contract extension with PSG in May of this year to keep him in the French capital until the summer of 2025. According to Spanish outlet MARCA, his new deal sees him earn €50million or just under £43.7million annually, which equates to a staggering weekly wage of £840,290.29.

KFC's signature bargain buckets can currently be purchased in the UK as either six piece, 10 piece or 14 piece meals at prices of £16, £21.99 and £25.99, respectively.

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Based on those current prices and his new contract, Mbappe could afford to buy 49,457 six piece, 38,812 10 piece or 32,331 14 piece bargain buckets a week using just his PSG wages.

However, his relationship with the fast food chain could soon sour after KFC threatened legal action this week after Mbappe refused to pose for a sponsorship photoshoot on international duty.

Mbappe reportedly opted out of several photoshoots, including with KFC, after meeting up with the French national team due to an ongoing dispute with the football federation over his image rights.

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Following the reports, the vice-president of KFC France, Alain Beral, hinted at legal action, slamming Mbappe's stance as a "tantrum" and a "crisis of youth", telling Sport Business Club that it was "an issue between Kylian Mbappe and the FFF, not ours".

"We have paid for something clear. If necessary, we will assert our rights," Beral added. The French Football Federation have since released a statement confirming they have agreed to review their image rights agreement.

Mbappe has already scored 10 goals for PSG this season in just nine matches across Ligue 1 and the Champions League despite rumours of discontent at the club stemming from the terms of his new contract.

The forward is understood to have been given greater responsibility with regards to the running of the club as part of the deal after he reportedly asked PSG to sack former director of football Leonardo earlier this year.

Prior to the announcement of his new deal, Mbappe had been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer, due to his previous deal being due to expire at the end of last season.

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