The future of French superstar Kylian Mbappe has taken another sensational twist as Saudi Arabia Pro-League team Al Hilal has reportedly made a jaw-dropping offer of €300 million for the Paris Saint-Germain forward.
The bid, revealed by renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano, is said to be a world-record fee, and it has thrown the football world into a frenzy.
Mbappe had already confirmed his decision not to renew his contract with PSG, which is set to expire in 2024. With the prospect of losing their prized asset on a free transfer next year, PSG seems keen to cash in on the 24-year-old sensation now. However, very few clubs have the financial muscle to pull off such a blockbuster move.
Manchester United has been linked to a possible move for Mbappe, especially if a takeover led by Sheikh Jassim materializes. Arsenal also surprisingly emerged as a contender earlier in the summer, with reports suggesting they might offer four players to PSG in a part-exchange deal.
Real Madrid, though, remains a strong contender for the Frenchman’s signature. Rumors are rife that Mbappe has already agreed to a free-transfer switch to the Bernabeu next summer.
In the midst of the speculation, Al Hilal has emerged as a serious contender, with their world-record bid capturing everyone’s attention. The Saudi club is reportedly ready to match Cristiano Ronaldo’s astronomical salary to entice the World Cup winner.
Despite PSG’s alleged plans to offer Mbappe an unprecedented 10-year contract to keep him, the likelihood of his departure in the short or medium term remains high.
Fabrizio Romano emphasized that PSG believes Mbappe has already agreed to terms with Real Madrid, adding to the anticipation surrounding the Frenchman’s next move. However, Al Hilal’s interest has thrown a serious spanner into the works, presenting Mbappe with a major decision to make about his future.
Should he choose to stay in Europe, Mbappe might have to accept a salary lower than his current £700,000 per week deal at PSG.
On the other hand, a move to Saudi Arabia could see him secure a deal that would make him one of the richest sportsmen on the planet, ensuring a prosperous future for the Mbappe family for generations to come. The football world now eagerly awaits the outcome of this intriguing transfer saga.Email your news TIPS to Editor@kahawatungu.com or WhatsApp +254707482874