Kylian Mbappe has rejected a record-breaking offer from Al Hilal, prompting interest from various European clubs.
“Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has received a €300 million (approximately KRW 426.5 billion) offer from Al Hilal for Mbappe,” The Athletic reported on April 24. PSG have authorized Al Hilal and Mbappe to hold talks.”
PSG is expected to accept the offer. Fabrizio Romano, a journalist familiar with European soccer news, said: “PSG have definitely accepted the €300 million offer, but there are no talks with the player at the moment. Al-Hilal would offer Mbappe the world’s highest salary, even for one season. PSG feel that Mbappe has a contract with Real Madrid until 2024.”
Al-Hilal is offering a jaw-dropping salary. “Al Hilal have offered Mbappe a jaw-dropping €700 million a year,” explained Matteo Moretto, a reporter for Spain’s Relevo, on social media. This translates to a weekly salary of €13.4 million.
While the agreement between the clubs is more or less complete, Mbappe’s decision is crucial. “If Al Hilal can convince Mbappe to stay, PSG will accept €300 million,” explained Loic Tanzi, a reporter for France’s L’Equipe.
However, Mbappe rejected Al Hilal’s offer. “There is no doubt about Mbappe’s future,” said L’Equipe. He would rather take a year off than move to Saudi Arabia. No matter how good an offer PSG receives, they have to agree with the player in order for the transfer to go through. They can’t force him to sign for a team he doesn’t want to go to. Mbappe does not want to play in the Saudi league.”
Various European clubs have also reportedly expressed interest in signing Mbappe. The British ‘Daily Mail’ reported on the 26th that “PSG is expecting cash and player offers for Mbappe from European clubs following Al Hilal’s global offer. Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Inter Milan and Barcelona have expressed interest in Mbappe, according to sources.”
Mbappe’s move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2022 set the soccer world ablaze. At the time, Mbappe was under contract with PSG until June 2022. He kept delaying signing a new contract, sparking transfer speculation. If Mbappe didn’t sign a new contract, he would likely leave the club as a free agent.
However, Mbappe signed a new deal ahead of the expiration of his contract, extending his stay with PSG. “Mbappe will earn a £153 million ($244 million) bonus and an annual transfer fee of £42.5 million ($68 million) to stay at PSG,” according to the British publication The Mirror. Mbappe has signed a contract until 2024 with an option for a one-year extension. 토토사이트
But this summer, he has been the subject of transfer speculation once again. It first started on the 13th of last month. According to Romano, “Mbappe has informed PSG of his decision. He will not exercise his one-year extension option until 2025. His contract expires in 2024.”
“PSG’s position is clear. “PSG’s position is clear: either Mbappe re-signs this summer or we sell him. PSG has no intention of losing Mbappe to free agency in 2024. PSG is surprised that Mbappe has not asked for any dialog in his decision.”
The BBC also reported that “Mbappe has told PSG he will not re-sign. Mbappe has until July 31 to tell the club whether he will stay or go. But after months of talks, he sent a letter declining an extension.”