Presnel Kimpembe new PSG contract largely unguaranteed, tied to bonuses

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In a shocking announcement made on Thursday, Paris Saint-Germain and Presnel Kimpembe agreed to a deal to extend the contract of the French world champion until June 2026. Turns out the Parisian club covered their backs by signing Kimpembe to a deal loaded with performance-based, unguaranteed bonuses.

The final terms of the agreement, initially reported by Le Parisien and L'Equipe, follow a similar pattern to the contract extension signed by then-teammate Marco Verratti in late December 2022. You know how that ended (spoiler: Verratti is no longer in Paris)

Kimpembe, for context, is currently rehabbing from an Achilles injury he suffered last February. If he completes the duration of his new contract, then he'll be in Paris through June 2026. PSG keeps trusting hist talents even though he's been injured more often than not, but they are at least being cautious by linking the payments to performances on the pitch.

According to reports, the new contract will pay Kimpembe a slightly higher salary, although he will need to accrue certain amounts of playing time in order to get the full money via performance bonuses.

That has been one of the strategies installed by sporting advisor Luis Campos since his arrival in the PSG front office and it seems to be the working model at the club.

For starters, it's highly unlike Kimpembe returns to the field this season, even after the contract was made official prior to PSG's 3-1 win over Metz.

The Frenchman has undergone surgery and that will probably keep him sidelined for the remainder of the season and into the next one.