Al-Hilal from Saudi Arabia has made an incredible world-record bid of EUR 300 Million (PS259 Million). If necessary, Al-Hilal is even willing to offer Kylian Mbappe one season at their club for just that amount if necessary – an unprecedented offer that might secure his services and close this deal quickly.
Mbappe’s exclusion from PSG’s preseason tour of Japan earlier this week, which ignited a lot of rumors and worries about his future with the club, made headlines. Mbappe may already have reached an agreement to join Real Madrid for free next summer, according to many. PSG has indicated their intention to sell him without having him sign a new contract.
Al-Hilal have made an unprecedented offer of an eye-watering EUR 200 million salary per season to Mbappe in order to entice him. If additional commercial agreements and image rights were included in his deal at Al-Hilal, his potential annual earnings could skyrocket past EUR 700 million annually!
Moreover, they’re willing to negotiate deals that go beyond recent Saudi Pro League standards in terms of financial ramifications; anything short would significantly alter football’s established norms financially.
Al-Hilal have attempted to recruit big name signings before. For example, Lionel Messi was offered an eye-watering PS350 Million per season from PSG; however he ultimately decided on Inter Miami instead.
Mbappe first raised concerns over his future at PSG when he informed them in June he would not take up an option of an extended one-year contract extension next summer. President Nasser al-Khelaifi responded strongly by insisting they wanted him to sign a new contract as they wanted not to lose one of the world’s finest players for nothing; having brought Mbappe from Monaco in 2018 for then record fee of PS166 Million they want him not be lost as free agent.
Saudi Pro League teams have made waves this summer by signing high-profile European players. Al-Hilal, one of four teams majority owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, have secured deals for Ruben Neves, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Kalidou Koulibaly as well as Malcom from Zenit St Petersburg and Aleksandar Mitrovic from Fulham – three star players that could shake up Europe.
Mbappe’s move to Al-Hilal would mark an intriguing turn in his career; after initially flirting with joining Real Madrid last summer before opting to extend his contract at PSG instead. If successful, Mbappe could set an all-time transfer record fee of EUR 300 million that would surpass Neymar’s move from Barcelona to PSG for EUR 222 million in 2017.
As this transfer saga progresses, it should be noted that Manchester United have not entered negotiations for Mbappe and instead remain focused on Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund as their target player. Football world fans eagerly anticipate his decision which could drastically change its landscape for years.