French teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe is donating his entire World Cup match fees to charity because he feels he should not be paid to play for his country.
According to French daily L’Equipe, Mbappe is a patron of the Preiers de Cordees association, a charity which helps organise sports activities for children with disabilities.
The 19-year-old’s match fee amounts to £17,000-per-game (plus bonuses on top) and he is giving everything away to charity.
It is understood he will be in line for a bumper bonus of £265,000 if France win the World Cup this summer.
Mbappe’s generosity is said to have influenced his France team-mates with
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti stating: “When playing a World Cup, it’s a pleasure, because it’s a dream come true.
“Yes, here is money at stake. But I do not care. I do not play for that.”
The Paris Saint-Germaine star was in brilliant form for France in their 4-2 win against Argentina in the round of 16 on Saturday, bagging a brace.